PEOPLE can now request speed cameras through a website.

People are continually asking the organisation which runs the cameras if some can be installed on their roads.

But the cameras must meet strict criteria - which includes a serious accident history.

Now West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership - responsible for the county's fixed, mobile and traffic light safety cameras - has set up a section on its website called Request A Camera.

Partnership spokesman Philip Gwynne said: "The move is in response to the growing numbers of emails and letters from community groups, residents' associations and individuals asking for action against speeding drivers and other examples of dangerous driving down their streets.

"Two or three requests are received every week at West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership's Bradford offices and twice that many come into the police and local authorities.

"That adds up to around 500 requests a year - 10 a week on average.

"But only a few locations meet the strict conditions for where cameras can be installed.

"And of those that do, other solutions such as highways improvements may be more appropriate and effective."

A new web page guides inquirers through the conditions that are needed before cameras can be considered.

Lengths of road that appear to qualify go directly to the relevant local authority officials responsible for detailed site analysis.

Mr Gwynne added: "The level of public support for cameras and the number of requests from local people for more of them have been consistently high for the past two to three years.

"However, the rules often prevent people from having the solution they seek to rid their roads of nuisance drivers.

"Our new web service is designed to give people a role in making their roads and the communities alongside them safer and better places to be."

The partnership's website can be found at www. safetycameraswestyorkshire.