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Police watch on Cupar rat run

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Edenbank Road in Cupar that is being used as a shortcut by drivers trying to avoid the current roadworks at Crossgate - at Edenbank Road, Cupar

SSHC 0214009 edenbank road Edenbank Road in Cupar that is being used as a shortcut by drivers trying to avoid the current roadworks at Crossgate - at Edenbank Road, Cupar

 

Police are to monitor the speed of traffic along a couple of linked roads in Cupar which would appear to turning into a rat run.

Residents of Thomastoun Drive and Edenbank Road have seen a sharp increase in the number of vehicles passing through their streets since work got under way on the major road improvements in the centre of the town.

The Thomastoun and Edenbank route is being used as a shortcut between East Road and the Pitscottie and Station roads.

One Edenbank Road resident pointed out that the area was officially designated as a 20 mph ‘Safer Route to School’ with a town bus service.

He said the speed limit was “blatantly disregarded on a regular basis,” with poor driving standards, given the road layout.

With young families and many elderly residents, there was “genuine concern” about safety.

The resident also referred to a near head-on collision, involving a young driver, attempting to overtake on a bend and another motorist trying to overtake a line of parked cars.

He thought a police presence would be beneficial.

Fife Councillor Karen Marjoram, one of the Cupar members, said: “I welcome the swift action by the local police, who, after I got in touch with them, agreed to actively monitor the situation.”

 

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