COUNCILLORS have invested thousands in Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) for villages around Huddersfield.

Kirklees Council will spend £24,000 on the machines, which show motorists how fast they are travelling.

The devices, which can be moved between sites, also store records on average speed, allowing officials to decide if more anti-speeding measures are needed.

On Monday the council’s Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton Committee approved spending on three SIDs.

Two of the devices will be moved between eight sites in the Kirkburton ward.

Locations already identified include Barnsley Road in Flockton, Thunderbridge Lane in Thunderbridge and Norton Terrace in Stocksmoor.

An SID will also be used in the Denby Dale ward.

The device will be moved between four sites: Chapel Lane and Upper Lane in Emley and two points on Penistone Road in Birdsedge.

Clr Jim Dodds welcomed the spending yesterday.

The Denby Dale Conservative told the Examiner: “We need these SIDs because there was another accident in Birdsedge last week.

“If members of the public have got a concern about an area where traffic is travelling too quickly then we can move the devices around.”

The SIDs will be installed in September.