FOUR new Speed Indicator Devices will soon be in operation in Otley.

The Town Council’s Community Development Committee agreed this week to fund the purchase and installation of three of the SIDs for a total of £9,330. Two will be based on the A659 Pool Road and the A660 Leeds Road, while the location for the third is still being finalised.

Leeds City Council, meanwhile, is due to install a SID on Weston Lane - before Ashfield Primary School as you enter Otley - as part of the Ashfield Ward 20mph zone project.

Community Development Committee Chair Councillor Peter Jackson (Lib Dem, Ashfield) said: “Evidence shows that SIDs slow many drivers down and this contributes to safety, reduces pollution and increases well-being. I am delighted my committee has been able to progress this important road safety measure.”