A92 accident log set up to help campaign

Robert Brown and Community Council Conveynor Ron Paige
Robert Brown and Community Council Conveynor Ron Paige

Campaigners calling for safety improvements to a notorious stretch of the A92 are urging the public to help them build up a profile of how dangerous the road is.

North Glenrothes Community Council (NGCC) is urging anyone who is involved in an accident, regardless of how trivial, to log it on their website in order to build up an incident activity report that will help bolster their call for the Scottish Government to make the busy trunk road safer.

The A92, running northwards from Glenrothes and through Fife towards Dundee, is regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in Scotland following over 1700 accidents and 17 fatalities in the last decade.

“The Transport Minister Derek Mackay is aware that only serious accidents are reported so we intend to build up a portfolio of all accidents,” explained Ron Page, convenor of the A92 Safety Campaign.

“In my last letter to Mr Mackay I accepted there had been no serious or fatal accidents for around three months, and we all hoped that this would continue, but that improved safety provision was essential to this.”

He added: “The accident that took place on Christmas Day was in one of the ‘five crisis points’ indicated by the NGCC from the outset.

“Again the question must be asked as to will it only be another major fatal or serious accident before the Scottish Government takes action.”

To log an incident go to www.northglenrothescommunitycouncil.org.