A TOTAL of 11 motorists were caught speeding through a village in just 45 minutes.

Police conducted speed checks in the village of Glynde, near Lewes, as part of Operation Downsway.

Officers caught 11 drivers exceeding the 30mph speed limit in the village.

This included two drivers who were caught driving above 40mph.

A Lewes Police spokesman urged the public to take care on the roads.

“Please slow down and drive carefully,” he said.

“Local neighbourhood policing team officers supported the local community speedwatch team at Glynde this morning as part of Operation Downsway.

“In 45 minutes, 11 drivers were exceeding the 30mph speed limit - including two drivers who were driving in excess of 40mph.”

At the start of April, Sussex Police launched Operation Downsway in an attempt to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured and to target antisocial and dangerous motorists.

Using a variety of tactics including the latest technology in automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and drones, Sussex Police aims to reduce the fatal five factors.

In the first two weekends of April, Roads Policing Unit officers responded and completed 108 traffic offence reports or conditional fixed penalty notices.

Eight arrests were made and a further 19 motorists were reported for summons.

Meanwhile, officers also issued 20 warnings for antisocial driving, while five vehicles were seized for either insurance or licence offences.

At the time, Superintendent James Collis added: “We know that the fatal five offences are the main factors that cause serious road traffic collisions.

“Which is why we simply will not tolerate the small minority of people who drive or ride anti-socially through the county, putting the safety of others at risk and therefore have a comprehensive plan to target those who do so.”