SPEED cameras are being called for in Horsforth after an accident which killed four young men and left three people injured.

The town’s three ward councillors want to see new measures in response to the tragedy, which happened on Broadway in June, and after other accidents.

Horsforth and Rawdon councillor Jonathon Taylor told a full meeting of Leeds City Council there needed to be new measures to curb speeding following a growing number of collisions in the area.

Cllr Taylor told the meeting the fatal crash which left four dead had happened only a stone’s throw from the family homes of the young people who lost their lives.

He said after the accident he and his ward colleagues, Cllr Dawn Collins and Cllr Jackie Shemilt, had met highways officers and Safer Leeds officers to discuss the installation of speed cameras in Horsforth.

He added: “I would like to see a speed camera on the Ring Road to slow traffic down outside of rush hour. We are also advocating a speed limit reduction on the A6120 between Horsforth and Rodley to 40pmh to be supported by a new speed camera, a reduction to 30mph on Rawdon Road on the approach to Horsforth Roundabout and a reduction to 20mph on Hall Lane.”

Cllr Taylor wants to see roads made safer throughout his ward.

He said: “I have met with residents who have established the Safer Stanhope Drive group to push for a pelican crossing on the Ring Road where Stanhope Drive is split in two, where the majority of pedestrians, including school children, cross to access each end of Horsforth.”

He added: “There are other roads in our ward we want to see the speed of cars reduced. Since May we have made traffic a priority in our area as we aim to make our streets safe for motorists and pedestrians.”

He said: “As I mentioned in the council chamber, the increasing number of accidents in Horsforth warrant serious attention from the council and we will continue to press for measures that will see speeds fall to an acceptable level.”

Four young men, aged between 18 and 21, were pronounced dead at the scene on Broadway, the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road, near to the junction with Bank Gardens in Horsforth after the collision between a car and a taxi.

Those who died were among six occupants of the car. Two girls, aged 16 and 17 were also in the car and were taken to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the taxi, a 42-year-old man from Bradford, was also injured and taken taken to hospital.

The tragedy prompted many tributes to the men who lost their lives and a vigil was held at St Margaret’s Church.