Army life sampled by sports science students
A SPEED sign warning drivers to slow down has been fitted in Mount.
The Speed Indicator Device (SID) is now in position on Moorlands Road.
The portable device was previously funded by Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield Area Committee.
It has already been moved around different routes in the area, including Laund Road in Salendine Nook, Crosland Road in Oakes and, more recently, Thornhill Avenue in Lindley.
The SID at Moorlands Road has been installed temporarily, while Lindley Moor Road has been identified as a possible location for future installation.
The vehicle activated electronic sign detects and displays real-time car speeds.
They are often placed near sites where the speed limit changes, on relatively straight roads and places with high collision rates and known speeding problems.
Moorlands Road was previously a 30mph zone but a 20mph speed limit came in to force in September 2013 following a campaign by parents, school staff and residents.
As part of the scheme, pupils from Moorlands Primary produced 20mph signs which were situated along the length of the road.
A ‘Park and Stride’ initiative was also set up a number of years ago, to reduce Army personal trainer.
The activities were designed to help the group enhance their knowledge of the science behind peak physical performance.
College deputy principal Peter Kennedy said: “The Catterick residential is a fantastic example of how the foundation degree in Sports and Exercise Science blends practical and academic learning to ensure that students complete the programme with the knowledge and skills to work in the industry or progress to a full honours degree.
“The experience allowed students to develop their understanding of the science behind peak physical performance and this will support them in their studies.
“Of course, there was also an opportunity to take a look at a tank!”
Course students also explore a range of areas including the science behind elite athlete performance.
As part of the course they are undertaking research in the college’s new, purpose-built Sports Lab. the amount of traffic on the road at peak times.
It prevents cars stopping on the entrance marking outside the school and encourages parents to park up a little distance away and make the remainder of the journey by foot. Traffic calming measures are in place along the road, including flat-top speed humps.
Lindley councillor Cahal Burke helped to secure funding for a number of traffic calming and speed reduction schemes in Lindley.
He said: “SIDs can be really useful in promoting speed awareness and they can be effective in changing drivers’ speeding behaviour and reducing speeding.’’