A COUNCILLOR has called for speed cameras to be introduced on Brighouse roads.
Clr Colin Stout wants an urgent review to look at the speed of traffic on the town’s roads after the untimely deaths of three residents.
His calls for action came weeks after the deaths of Stephen Rushworth and his 15-year-old daughter Shannen who were both killed in a horror smash on Birkby Lane on August 6.
Just six days later on August 12, 84-year-old Trevor Hanson of Rastrick died after being involved in a collision with a vehicle on Huddersfield Road.
Brighouse councillor Colin Stout said: “The situation at the moment is there is not an single speed camera in Brighouse, Rastrick, Greetland, Stainland, Elland and Clifton.
“We haven’t got a single one, yet in other areas of Calderdale and on the roads leading from Huddersfield and Cleckheaton into Brighouse there are plenty.
“Drivers do not suddenly stop speeding the moment they see the sign for Calderdale.
“So why don’t we have speed cameras?”
Clr Stout, a member of the Brighouse Road Safety Committee, said there had been a spate of accidents, including four on Halifax Road over the past few weeks.
He wants a review to look at the speed of motorists, the number of cars using the town’s roads and possible locations for speed cameras.
Clr Stout added: “I don’t want to hear of any more fatalities on our roads.
“This is a concern for us and it is something that we are looking at as a matter of urgency.
“If you drive into Brighouse from Huddersfield there are three speed cameras on the Huddersfield section of the road.
“But the moment you drive into Brighouse there are none.
“Further along the same road on the Bradford section there are a load more speed cameras.
“People won’t just slow down because they are in Brighouse.
“The only way to slow them down is to hit them in the pocket and make them pay for speeding.”