RESIDENTS are campaigning to get the speed limit lowered on an Emley road.
People living on Springfield Terrace want the speed limit on Jagger Lane dropped from 60mph to 40mph or even less.
Campaigners Nicola Davy and her partner Andrew Speight claim it is only a matter of time before someone gets killed.
Mr Speight said: "The simple fact is that 60mph is far to fast for cars to be coming past houses.
"There are children who live in these houses. Some of them have to cross the road every morning to get the bus to school.
"We do not want something to be done when someone has been killed. We should get it done now and maybe save a life."
Already there is a catalogue of near misses on the road.
"So many people have had their wing mirrors smashed off by passing cars getting to close and driving far too quickly," said Mr Speight.
They have got the support of Mary Creagh, Labour Parliamentary candidate for Wakefield.
Mrs Creagh discovered residents' concerns about the road while carrying out a survey in the Denby Dale and Kirkburton council wards.
She wanted to see which issues were a priority for local people.
She said: "One of the biggest issues is traffic, transport and speeding."
She met Mr Speight and Ms Davy, who live on Springfield Terrace, and they spoke of their concerns.
Mrs Creagh said: "There is a big row of houses and they have all got cars parked outside. People are unable to get in and out well because traffic comes by so fast and cars are getting clipped.
"There are kids that live there. It's really dangerous."
The couple and Mrs Creagh spent last Saturday collecting signatures on a petition demanding a reduction in the speed limit.
The petition will be presented to Kirklees Council at a full council meeting next Wednesday.