A PARISH councillor is again calling for speed cameras to be installed in Flockton.
Clr Jimmy Paxton, Flockton councillor on Kirkburton Parish Council, has pushed Kirklees Council's highways department in the past for the introduction of speed cameras on Barnsley Road.
He claimed his pleas were rejected because not enough people had been killed or injured to warrant the introduction of the cameras.
"There was not enough blood on the road, I was told," he said.
But now he is to appeal directly to the police and West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, who install and look after the cameras.
"We are desperately in need of them. The traffic is horrendous," said Clr Paxton.
Clr Paxton said there was the chance that 500 new houses could be built in Flockton because of land that may be sold in the near future by the working men's club.
"I do not want anyone to be killed or injured before we get something done," he said.
"Prevention is better than cure."
Clr Paxton said he would raise the issue at next Thursday's Kirkburton Parish Council meeting
"We will contact the police to see if they will help us more than the council has."
Clr Paxton said that other councillors were in favour of speed cameras on Barnsley Road and he was expecting a lot of support at the meeting.
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