TRAFFIC lights are to stay in the centre of Flockton.
The decision has been taken after drivers and residents praised the lights, which were introduced in a pilot scheme on busy Barnsley Road, the A637.
The road through the village is heavily used by traffic coming to and from the M1.
More than 92% of villagers say the lights are a success, a survey has found.
The lights, known locally as the Flockton Shuttle, were installed for a trial period at the former priority chicane near the junction with Doctor Lane.
The trial - launched and paid for by Kirklees Council's Kirkburton Area Committee - was run by Kirklees Highways and Transport Service in consultation with residents.
The lights cut average speeds on that stretch of road, which has in turn improved road safety.
They also led to the introduction of a school crossing patrol outside Flockton First School last October.
Some 97% of residents who replied to a questionnaire said they wanted to keep the signals and 60% said the lights had improved the quality of life.
After consulting residents and evaluating the traffic management scheme, Kirklees is to make the lights permanent.
Clr Mark Hemmingway, who dealt with the project for the area committee, said: "I've been involved with traffic issues in Flockton for a couple of years and am delighted with the outcome of the survey.
"I believe that with a couple of minor alterations to help traffic using Doctor Lane they will be a great benefit to the residents of Flockton.
"I'm glad the council has decided to make them permanent," he added.
Clr Ann Denham, the council's Cabinet member with responsibility for the environment and highways, said: "I'm pleased that local residents welcome the traffic lights.
"They should be a great benefit."