VILLAGERS are taking a stand to beat the boy racers that use their roads as a race track.
Mirfield Town Councillor Vivien Lees, of Hopton Drive, Upper Hopton, is encouraging villagers to use their eyes to detect speeding drivers and note down car registrations.
Those cars considered to be driven dangerously could have details passed to the police and the car's owner may get to know about a resident's complaint through a letter, thanks to the co- operation of Dewsbury Police traffic sergeant Alan Kaye.
Clr Lees has long campaigned to slow down drivers speeding through her village.
Clr Lees, 44, a driving inst- ructor, said: "People speeding on Hopton Lane has been a problem for a long time now.
"When I first moved here 15 years ago it was very quiet but now lots of people use this road and a lot of people drive far too quickly.
"It is a narrow road that was designed for use by horse and carts not cars. If people don't slow down soon someone will end up dead."
At the Upper Hopton Road Safety Action Group's last meeting Sgt Kaye said he would follow up complaints about people driving dangerously through Hopton and even send out a letter to warn them they have been spotted.
Clr Lees said: "People need to note down the reg number, the make of the car, the colour and what they were doing that was dangerous.
"People should have more respect when they drive through the village. We have to live here and it is not fair that their driving is putting our lives and our children's lives at risk.
"On a Sunday we have been getting boy racers using this road as part of a race circuit.
"We can't note down every single driver who comes down the road a little bit too fast - it would be unfair on Sgt Kaye. We don't want to drown him in paperwork."
Mayor of Mirfield Clr Martyn Bolt said: "
Plans are now in place to put in traffic calming measures on Hopton Lane and even reduce the speed limit through the village to 20 mph. It is a victory for the residents but there is still more they can do."