OTLEY councillors are pushing for a 20mph speed limit to be introduced on a road where a woman lost her life.

The Town Council has agreed to ask Leeds City Council to consider the change for Bridge Street following a debate on HGVs and road safety.

Resident Bridget Curzon, 85, died in an accident involving a tipper truck at the road’s pedestrian crossing on September 10.

Town council Chair Councillor Ray Georgeson (Lib Dem, Danefield) said: “We will be asking Leeds to consider a 20mph limit on Bridge Street. We will also develop ideas for a new road safety campaign, involving local schools designing new signage.”

The crossing’s road markings, meanwhile, have now been repainted and a new school crossing patrol is to be introduced.

Cllr Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “We asked Highways, as the first part of a safety review, to look at repainting the zebra and keep clear signs. I am pleased this has now happened and, along with regular parking enforcement patrols, it should make the crossing safer.”