Neighbours living in a steep and narrow road above Hebden Bridge have called for help after bad-tempered drivers made their lives a misery.
Barry Geldard, who has lived in Glen View for 24 years, said the problems have been compounded recently by motorists on mobile phones speeding past the home he shares with wife Linda.
But he said the most common problems were the “stand-offs” between drivers meeting outside the terrace.
Mr Geldard said: “Some motorists accelerate through this stretch of road to avoid being held up by vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.
“When neither side will give way, drivers can get very aggressive with each other and we also have to endure the fumes as drivers rev their engines impatiently.
“It really does not feel safe on this road and causes even more concern when you take into consideration that there are young children living nearby and their safety is at risk.”
Now he has called on Blackshaw Head Parish Council to take up the complaints on the residents’ behalf.
The parish council met on Monday to discuss the issue. Chairman Coun Mick Davies said: “It is like a rat run. Traffic comes down from the Burnley direction into Hebden Bridge.
“The parish council would like to get something done about it because it is blighting the lives of people living on that terrace.”
Calder Ward councillor Janet Battye attended the meeting to hear residents’ concerns.
She said: “I’m checking with Calderdale Council Highways as to what the current restrictions are on this road – especially the size of vehicles. We need to see whether there’s anything that can be done to restrict its use to reduce traffic. I also suspect that the recent closure of Lee Wood Road has had an impact as traffic is likely to have been finding its way onto the hilltop and, now that it’s reopened, the signs along the main road need to make it clear to heavy traffic as to which the most suitable way is – and I don’t think that’s up Mytholm Steeps.”