RESIDENTS in Lepton are calling for new speed limits to be introduced as soon as possible after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash.
The man, from Flockton, died on Wakefield Road at 5.50am yesterday after a crash with a car outside the White Horse pub. Police initially gave his age as 21, but then amended it to 30.
Kirklees Council agreed in December that speed limits on the busy road should be cut.
Councillors approved speed restrictions for Lepton, Grange Moor and Flockton.
The 50mph limit from the RN Golden Subaru garage to Lepton is due to be cut to 40mph, the 40mph limit through the village to the White Horse to 30mph and the 60mph limit from the pub to the border with Wakefield, beyond Grange Moor, to 50mph.
The 60mph speed limit from the Grange Moor roundabout to Flockton is also due to be cut to 50mph.
Mr David Barker, of Lydgate, Lepton, said: "It is tragic that someone else has died on this stretch of road.
"The council have put in new road markings and islands but have yet to change the speed limits."
Clr Adrian Murphy, who represents Kirkburton ward, said the speed limits had been put forward and were waiting to be approved by central government. This issue has gone on for months and months and possibly a year," he said.
A council spokesman said the changes were planned for early this year.