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New warning sign to be installed at dangerous Steeton road
9:00am Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in Keighley
A warning sign is to be installed on a dangerous stretch of road above Steeton.
Bradford Council is to fit the sign on Barrows Lane following a request from ward councillor Andrew Mallinson.
The action comes three months after a car smashed into a house on the narrow road. The Barras family had a lucky escape when the Mercedes C220 crashed into their kitchen wall.
Residents of the road, called Barrows Lane and Redcar Lane at different points, have complained for some time about the speed of traffic passing their homes.
They have called for a 20mph limit on the road at Whitley Head, a hamlet above Steeton, where the limit is currently 30mph.
Following the crash, Coun Mallinson visited the lane with council highways officers to look at potential safety measures. He said one of the problems was that drivers came from a fast stretch at the top of the hill to a narrow incline with a lower speed limit.
He said: “The road can’t be widened. Years ago we looked at that, but it would be a major engineering exercise.”
Coun Mallinson said the police were investigating how fast drivers actually travelled down the hill.