Pupils and parents are petitioning to stop speeding along one of the area’s most dangerous roads.
Upperthong Junior & Infant School have become increasingly concerned about speeding along Greenfield Road since the departure of their local lollipop lady.
But when one pupil was narrowly missed by a speeding van in a “road rage” incident, the school put their foot down and have since turned to the council in the hopes of installing a speed camera.
Headteacher Carolyn Littlewood said the main problem was from people coming down from the moor and failing to slow down.
“We had one incident recently where a man was crossing the road with his child,” she said.
“It turned into a bit of road rage. He was trying to indicate to the driver to slow down which seemed to cause him to speed up even further.”
A petition created by the school and Holme Valley Parish councillor Rachel Hogley has so far gained 370 signatures to ask Kirklees for funding for a temporary speed camera.
Local ward councillors Nigel Patrick, Donald Firth and Ken Sims have all backed the cause, despite Kirklees stating it is a low-priority road due to low numbers of recorded accidents.
The school have also organised a day where children worked with officers monitoring speeding on the road, which resulted in a number of drivers being stopped.
Rachel Hogley said: “We are not prepared to wait for a child to be seriously injured before action is taken.”