ALMOST ten per cent of vehicles were clocked speeding in a police operation in Barnsley earlier this week.

Barnsley North’s neighbourhood policing team spent 30 minutes checking speeds at Smithies Lane and Carr Green Lane in Mapplewell, as past of the force’s Operation Slow Down scheme.

The speed limit on both roads is 30mph, but the fastest speed recorded was well over 40mph.

A total of 54 vehicles were checked on Smithies Lane, five of which failed - and the fastest speed recorded was 45mph.

Only 35 vehicles were checked on Carr Green Lane where three failed - with one motorist speeding at 41mph.