AN incident in which a motorcyclist slid ‘at least 30 yards’ after losing control of his vehicle at a danger junction has resurrected calls for action.

Petitions have been launched to urge highways bosses to look more seriously at the junction of Paddock Road, Shaw Lane and Staincross Common in 2016 and then last year.

But the most recent incident, on Sunday afternoon, has again brought to light that little has been done to allay the fears of residents - including 81-year-old John Race who saw the collision first-hand.

John, who’s lived on the junction for more than 25 years, has been backed by more than 150 locals in his campaign to install safety measures.

“Records will show I first raised the issue in 2005 and was successful in getting dropped curbs with the help of then-councillor Roy Miller,” said John.

“Since then, it’s been totally ignored no matter how much pressure has been put on.

“I’d be very surprised if they put full traffic lights on the junction itself, but it could do with white lines just so the traffic was aware.

“We need highways to come down and have a look for themselves, and talk to the people here.”

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after the incident on Sunday, a police spokesperson confirmed.

“We were called June 13 at 4.21pm to reports of a single-vehicle collision in Staincross Common, Mapplewell involving a Suzuki motorcycle.

“Emergency services attended and the motorcycle rider was taken to hospital.

“A 37-year-old man from Barnsley has since been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.”