Kinglassie to pilot new local speeding scheme

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Villagers in Kinglassie will be among the first Fifers to tackle the problem of speeding directly, with a new hands-on approach.

For the first time in the Glenrothes area, local people are to be given the opportunity to have a real impact on road safety with the introduction of ‘Community Speedwatch’.

This initiative allows local people to monitor the speed of vehicles travelling through their area.

Following problems with speeding in and around the village over the last few years, Kinglassie Community Officers, PCs Ian Bennett and Graham McAuley have decided to implement the scheme, after listening to locals complaints that speeding is still an issue despite the village being a 20mph zone.

PC Bennett said: “We know that speeding has been a real concern for the people of Kinglassie and this initiative is a means of getting them involved in improving road safety in the village”.

This pioneering initiative will begin in the spring, with Kinglassie being used for a pilot run, before being extended throughout Glenrothes and surrounding villages.

Police are reminding local residents that their views make a difference. To find out when and where your next Community Engagement Meeting will be held, visit the Fife Constabulary Website or contact your local Community Constable on 0845 600 5702.