POLICE have hit back at claims that they failed to act against heavy lorries using the main road through Flockton.
Kirklees councillor Mark Hemingway, who represents the area, had earlier said many drivers were breaking the ban on lorries weighing more than seven-and-a-half tonnes.
He added that he had provided "ample" video and photographic evidence to the police - but nothing was done.
But Sgt Andy Addy, of Huddersfield road traffic police, said officers had carried out checks on the road on April 29, April 30 and May 2.
"As a result of these checks 11 motorists were dealt with for speeding offences. There were no breaches of the weight restriction," he said.
Lorries weighing over the limit are not allowed to travel on Barnsley Road towards the M1 unless they are stopping at premises along the route.
Sgt Addy said: "The number of lorries flouting the restriction is not as high as people think.
"A number of vehicles fall within the weight restriction. Those that don't that have been caught have been issued with fixed-penalty notices.
" I accept there is a problem on that road and I will police it accordingly," he added.
Sgt Addy said the problem was not helped by the fact that there was now a large industrial estate next to the roundabout by The Blacksmiths Arms on Wakefield Road, Grange Moor.