More needs to be done to stop speeding

Anti-speeding campaigners on Moor End Road, Pellon, with councillor Ashley Evans, left.
Anti-speeding campaigners on Moor End Road, Pellon, with councillor Ashley Evans, left.

A meeting between police and council officers is the key to resolving speeding concerns on a Halifax road, says a Calderdale councillor.

Residents have seen cars written off on Moor End Road, Pellon, as drivers race up and down and called on Coun Ashley Evans (Lib Dem, Warley) to step in and help.

Speed results recently released by West Yorkshire Police show that the 85 per cent of drivers are travelling at 37mph or below on the road which has a speed limit of 30mph.

According to the police’s own guidelines this means that there is a “high probability of enforcement by the police”.

Councillor Evans said: “It means 15 per cent of drivers are travelling at more than that.

“I’ve written to the police and it means they should be taking action. I am trying to get police together with council officers.

“There’s not a lot of money about at the minute but I want them to see that people are still speeding and something has to be done about it.”