Speeding issue is identified

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Police action is likely in several areas of Calderdale after problems with speeding were identified.

The Speed Indication Device has recorded results in Elland, Hipperholme, Rastrick, Todmorden, King Cross, Northowram and Mount Tabor where speeding is a problem. The results published by Calderdale Council have also identified other areas where further SiD deployment is likely including Lightcliffe, Brighouse, and Hebden Bridge.

One of the worst areas is Denholmegate Road between Shelf and Hipperholme where the average speed is 36mph.

The results were taken on June 8 between 7am and 9am outside Old Brodleians rugby club. The 85th percentile which is the standard measure used by the Highway Authority and the police in connection with assessment of speeds along a road, highlighted the problem.

Councillor David Kirton (Con, Hipp/Light) said he wasn’t surprised. “The speed of the traffic is a concern and we definitely need to do something about. I will be asking Sergeant Dean Maddocks of the Lower Valley neighbourhood policing team if they can monitor this.”