PARENTS are demanding action after two children were knocked down in less than a month on a Lockwood road.
Both accidents left the youngsters slightly injured, but parents say it is only a matter of time before a child is killed.
Now they are pleading with drivers to slow down on Swan Lane and watch out for children.
Amanda Hall, chairwoman of the Tenants and Residents' Association said she was knocked down and suffered a fractured skull four years ago in Swan Lane.
She added: "It is only a matter of time before someone is killed.
"The most frightening thing is the number of accidents that happen on the crossing. Drivers seem to totally disregard it.
"Thank goodness the two latest children to be knocked down have not been badly injured but it could have been a lot worse.
"Ideally we want the council to put in some traffic lights so people can cross safely.
"I don't think the crossing is enough and drivers just ignore it.
"If something is done now we might be able to prevent a serious accident in the future. We must not wait until someone dies.
"Even if we had some flashing signs to warn drivers to slow down that would be better than nothing."
Childminder Deborah Bamforth lives on nearby Burbeary Road. She claims she has had a number of near misses on Swan Lane.
"Once I was walking over at the crossing with a buggy and a car refused to stop. It actually brushed the front of the buggy," she said.
"A lollipop lady for the kids going to and coming home from school would be great.
"My main worry is for the little ones who cross the road and that would help to stop the traffic."
A spokesman for Kirklees Highways said: "Some issues regarding the crossing facilities have been brought to our attention which we are in the process of investigating.
"We are also trying to recruit a school crossing patrol for this location, but this is proving to be difficult."
A public meeting has been arranged to keep the pressure on the council.
The meeting will take place at Lockwood Baptist Church, in Lockwood Road, at 7pm on July 13.