A POLICE speed campaign at the weekend resulted in a number of speeders being reported in the district.

More than 50 offences were enforced on the B6479 Settle to Ribblehead road within just one-and-a-half hours, said a North Yorkshire Police spokesman.

Residents along the route have complained over the past couple of weeks of an increase in motorbike use, including speeding and noise nuisance.

A driver clocked at 57mph in a 30mph area of Settle was also reported and a driver was clocked doing 109mph along the by-pass at Cross Hills where the speed limit is 70mph.

The spokesman for the Slow Down, Save Lives campaign said: “The drivers and motorcyclists involved in the offences are currently being dealt with by police.

Superintendent Paula Booth said: “While many motorists took our advice on board, sadly the standard of driving and motorcycling by a minority this weekend was appalling.

“On Friday we warned motorists that we were stepping up our response to the horrendous driving and motorcycling we’ve seen, and we dealt with a high number of significant violations this weekend.

“As traffic levels increase with some lockdown restrictions being relaxed, we’re concerned that someone will be killed if driving standards are not brought under control.

“Residents share our concerns and fear for the safety of people in their communities.”