A BUSY road where a student was killed is to get traffic-calming measures.
Kirklees Council's Cabinet yesterday rejected final objections to plans for road humps and five extra zebra crossing on Firth Street, Huddersfield.
A 15-name petition objected to the number of humps proposed, saying they would inconvenience traffic between Chapel Hill and Wakefield Road at Aspley.
Objectors also called for university students - who cross to lectures and accommodation blocks - to adopt a "reasonable" attitude to road safety.
The objectors also suggested that guard rails should be fitted along the length of Firth Street.
But Cabinet members over-ruled the objection after hearing that traffic-calming measures had been modified to meet some of the concerns.
Council highways manager Terry Brown said traffic-calming would be restricted to the stretch of Firth Street between Wakefield Road and the junction with King's Mill Lane, to reduce inconvenience.
Extra guard rails would also be provided, to guide pedestrians to crossings.
Five pedestrians were injured in accidents on Firth Street in the three years to the end of October, 2002. One of them was 23-year-old Steven Shaw, of Manchester, who was knocked down and killed as he crossed the road in January, 2001.
Some 6,000 vehicles use the route in each direction every day.
The accidents prompted a call for action by the Examiner.
The university has provided £130,000 towards the cost of the scheme.