Moorside School Adds to Initiative on Speeding Motorists

Residents in the area have raised concerns about traffic speeding in the vicinity of schools.

Children from Moorside Community Primary School have made a dedicated effort to make people aware of motorists ignoring the speed limit in their area.

Moorside Junior Wardens conducted speed checks on Keighley Road ,Ovenden on Tuesday 30 April 2019

Karen Scanlon, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the local area around our local schools.

Joined by Dan Marham, Ovenden Initiative and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd, the session began with Junior Wardens  using the camera on Keighley Road outside of Moorside Club where the responsible drivers received a thumbs up as they passed, and the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!

From the 374 cars recorded,6 were driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit however the top speed recorded was 46 mph

Future speed checks will continue to take place throughout North and East Halifax with both Junior Warden Groups and in partnership with West Yorkshire Police in ongoing work to tackle nuisance vehicles in the area.

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