Concerns raised over A92 speeding

Councillor Tim Brett, Fife Council
Councillor Tim Brett, Fife Council

TAY Bridgehead councillor Tim Brett has raised concerns about the speed of traffic on the dualled section of the A92 in north east Fife.

Figures obtained by Councillor Brett show that more than 250 people have been caught speeding between the Tay Road Bridge and Forgan Roundabout in the past four years.

Councillor Brett said: “I was recently approached by a constituent who was concerned that, following the closure of two crossings on this section of dual carriageway, the speed of traffic has increased and in many cases is now exceeding the 70mph limit.

“I took this up with the police and also with the Fife Safety Camera Partnership when they visited Newport on May 10.

CHECKS

“I understand that BEAR are undertaking checks on the speed of traffic on this section of the road which is the only piece of dual carriageway in north east Fife.”

He went on: “The problem is that many local residents cross the dual carriageway to gain access to paths at Causeway Head and Inverdovit.

“This is particularly popular with people walking their dogs.

“While there are notices warning drivers of pedestrians crossing, I am concerned that excessive speeding could lead to a serious accident.

“I have asked the Fife Safety Camera Partnership if they can consider locating one of their vehicles on the northbound section of the road but there are some difficulties with this at the present time.”

CAUGHT

The figures obtained by Councillor Brett also show that more than 1000 people have been caught speeding on the section of A92 between Melville Lodges and Five Roads Roundabout in the past four years.

Councillor Brett concluded: “Concerns about speeding are regularly raised with local elected members and I hope that further attention can be given to the A92 and in particular the dual carriageway.

“I shall be working closely with the police and the Fife Safety Camera Partnership on this issue.”