New safety measures could be implemented on one of Leeds’s busiest roads.
Council chiefs are set to approve a raft of safety measures in a bid to reduce the number of serious accidents on the Stanningley Bypass.
Research reveals 15 places on the A647 that could be made safer in a bid to reduce the number of motorists who are seriously injured or killed on the road.
Safety work from Dawsons Corner to the Henconner Lane junction, near Bramley, could see additional Road Restraint Systems installed to prevent accidents.
A study reveals the A647 has an accident rate which is 67 per cent higher then the average for an A classified road.
A report by Leeds City Council said: “A647 Stanningley Bypass is the main commuter route between Leeds and Bradford and passes through four wards.
“It is also a Length for Concern with an accident rate some 67 per cent higher than the average for an A classified road.
“Statistically one third of the accidents on the Bypass involve loss of control, often resulting in collisions with roadside objects causing serious injuries and fatalities.”
A report added: “The scheme aims to reduce the number of Killed or Seriously Injured accidents on the A647 Stanningley Bypass.”
* West Yorkshire road safety charity Brake are calling for parents to become more alert about keeping their children safe in their cars.
A new study shows only one if four know the law on child and booster seats and one in five parents of children under 10 say they never use a child or booster seat.
The family of Owen Wightman of Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, are backing the campaign.
Owen, six, was playing near his home in June 2011 when he was killed by a speeding driver.