Plea to make A92 safety a reality in 2016

Robert Brown and Community Council Conveynor Ron Paige meet at the A92 site where Roberts Grandson Logan was killed last year. Picture by Steven Brown Photography.
Robert Brown and Community Council Conveynor Ron Paige meet at the A92 site where Roberts Grandson Logan was killed last year. Picture by Steven Brown Photography.
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As the first anniversary of the death of Cadham youngster Logan Carrie draws near, the boy’s grandfather has renewed calls to make safety improvements on the A92.

Robert Brown wants Derek MacKay, Scottish Transport Minister, to honour his comments that more needed to be done to make the notorious stretch of trunk road in north Glenrothes safe for pedestrians as well as motorists.

The action follows yet another accident, this time on Christmas Day, when a car with three people inside overturned just yards away from where the nine-year-old was killed on February 10.

Mr Brown said he has been left deeply frustrated by the lack of progress since he accompanied the Transport Minister and senior representatives from Transport Scotland to the spot where his grandson died.

“It has been slow progress and that’s very disappointing,” said Mr Brown. “I understand that a safety and accessibility study was concluded on September 6, but I am yet to be informed of any outcome.

“We need improvements made before another life is lost.”

Stephen Davies, road safety manager for Transport Scotland wrote to Mr Brown on December 18 to confirm a draft assessment – including input from the police and BEAR Scotland – was now complete and that a meeting in January to discuss possible options would be arranged.

“A date is yet to be arranged but when we meet I will be reiterating in no uncertain terms the urgent need to see real action on the safe crossing issue at Cadham,” said Mr Brown.

Meanwhile two key community groups are also frustrated by the lack of progress.

Ron Page, Glenrothes Area Futures Group A92 Campaign convenor confirmed that North Glenrothes and Freuchie community councils were due to hold a joint meeting later this month to progress their mutual concerns about A92 safety.

“We presented our action plan in August but have yet to receive any response,” said Mr Page. “The five key hazard areas remain, accidents continue to happen and we are no nearer to seeing any improvements, this can’t be allowed to continue,” he added.

“We will once again be writing to the minister to request a meeting.’’

North Glenrothes Community Council has also appealed to the public to log any A92 incidents they are either involved in or witness to in order so it can monitor the number of accidents.

Visit the group’s website www.northglenrothescommunitycouncil.org.uk.