A COUNCILLOR has welcomed £1m of extra cash for road safety in Kirklees.
The council’s Conservative Cabinet decided this week to spend the money improving minor roads in the district through resurfacing and extra crossings.
Clr Royston Rogers, who represents Holme Valley North, supports the move.
The Conservative said: “When we took control of the council last May the roads in Kirklees were rubbish, to say the least.
“We put an extra £4m into road improvements last year and another £10m this year. This £1m is on top of that.”
But Clr Rogers added that police and drivers had parts to play in making the roads safer.
He said: “There needs to be a better police presence to enforce speed limits and drivers need to travel within the legal limit.
“There’s a reason why the speed limit is what it is.”