MARSDEN residents are pleading for action to stop speeding drivers causing danger.
Residents of Mount Road complain that drivers coming from Manchester and Meltham use it as an alternative route to the main A62 - which has many speed cameras.
Dean Abbott, who lives on Mount Road, said drivers often entered the village at around 60mph - despite a sign stating there was a 30mph limit.
He called for traffic-calming measures - and a speed camera - to be brought in.
He added: "A camera would stop people coming from Manchester Road. They would have to slow down, whichever way they went."
Mr Abbott has two children, aged 11 and eight.
He said: "It's dangerous for the kids. It's an urgent situation and it is not getting any better.
"The kids are getting older and more adventurous, wanting to go out on their bikes.
"But we have to restrict them at certain times of the day, or send them out the back.
"It's hard on them," said Mr Abbott.
He added that three years ago his parked car was written off by a speeding bus.
Later, a neighbour had a car crashed into by a speeding car, which did not stop.
Mr Abbott said residents were putting their concerns to Kirklees Council through Marsden community activist Dorothy Lindley.
A Kirklees spokeswoman said : "We have not had any complaints about Mount Road for over six years."
Bus she added: "However, if we do receive a request for action or investigation we will look at the concerns of local residents and assess the situation, before forming a view on what we can do next."
Some Marsden residents have also contacted West Yorkshire Police, who said they would send someone to look at the situation.
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