Heather Stout from the North & East Halifax Neighbourhoods team and Calderdale Council Community Warden, Ced Oakley arranged for the St. Michael and All Angels Primary School Junior Wardens to conduct speed tests on Halifax Road to see if drivers are sticking to the 30mph speed limit in the village.
Accompanied by Mrs Nalton from the school, 12 pupils took turns holding the speed gun to find out the travelling speeds of passing vehicles and although the group were at the roadside for 30 minutes, a total of 88 drivers had passed in that time.
The majority of those drivers were travelling either at or below the 30mph speed limit with an average speed of 27mph overall, but astonishingly, 25 drivers were above the 30mph speed limit with one driver recorded at a speed of 39mph.
The junior wardens were in plain sight of all drivers and gave a thumbs up to those who drove within the speed limit and a thumbs down to those who didn’t and with the majority being residents of shelf, the Junior Wardens were shocked to find drivers breaking the speed limit in their village.
All the Junior Wardens said they were going to go home and tell their parents and grandparents about the results and hope that drivers passing through Shelf will be more careful in future as a result of their speed tests.