A second resident alerted the parish council to speeding motorists on the old Skipton Road, where the speed limit has recently been reduced from 60 to 30mph.

He said: “Can anything be done about it? It is highly dangerous, people do not slow down.”

PCSO Lawrence Walton said: “We have done speed watches on that area but cars coming the opposite way flash motorists to warn them we are there and they slow down.

“In one way that slows motorists down, which is what we are there for in a sense, but it makes it harder to catch people speeding.

“If everyone was an advanced driver then we would not have this problem but unfortunately they are not.”

Cllr Pam Blagden, who attends meetings with the police, said she would request more speed watches on that stretch of road.