ONE death is not enough to have speed cameras put up on a road, safety campaigners in Clifton have been told.

Residents want cameras on Highmoor Lane, which they call the `Mad Mile'.

But the West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, which operates speed cameras, has told residents there had to be four deaths or eight serious injuries before cameras were considered.

Mr Ed Turner, secretary of the Highmoor and Kiln Fold Residents' and Tenants' Association, said: "They were very helpful. But they said there had to be four fatalities or eight serious injuries before cameras were considered."

Mr Turner said cars drove at speeds up to 80mph along Highmoor Lane.

Dawn Routledge, 68, of Ripponden, died in a crash on Highmoor Lane on Friday, April 2.

She was a passenger in a Peugeot 307 which was in a crash with a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the opposite direction.

She died of her injuries in the Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.

The Peugeot driver, a 68-year-old man, was slightly hurt.

The Corsa driver, a 23-year-old woman from Wyke, Bradford, was arrested, then freed on police bail. A 21-year-old woman in the Vauxhall was badly trapped in the wreckage.

Firefighters had to cut her free.

She suffered multiple fractures to her legs and had surgery at the Halifax hospital.

The road from the Armytage Arms at the top of Clifton Common along Highmoor Lane was closed for hours after the crash.

In a crash in Highmoor Lane last year, a girl was thrown out a car and badly hurt.

But campaigners were told her injuries did not count in the figures because she was not wearing a seatbelt.