Action plan to step up safety on A92

Accident on A92 near Freuchie.
Accident on A92 near Freuchie.

TRANSPORT Scotland has vowed to make the A92 safer following the latest serious accident in north east Fife.

A 30-year-old woman, believed to be from Ladybank, remains in a critical condition at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh after a two-car collision near Freuchie last Wednesday morning.

Another woman, aged 49, and a 36-year-old man were also badly injured in the smash, which happened at about 9.15am and involved a blue Mazda and a blue Toyota Yaris.

It is understood the 49-year-old woman is Bow of Fife resident Amanda McFarlane, chief executive of the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.

This week Transport Scotland said an action plan to reduce the number of accidents on the A92 would be finalised next month.

A spokesman for the agency, which oversees the country’s roads network for the Scottish Government, said: “In relation to safety on the A92, a route action reduction plan will be finalised next month and this will identify a series of effective accident reduction measures on the A92 between the M90 and Tay Road Bridge.

“We have also committed funding this year towards a programme of work to upgrade road markings along this route.”


Last month, officials from trunk road operator BEAR Scotland met with community representatives to hear local concerns about the safety of certain junctions on the A92 in north east Fife and discuss what engineered improvements could be made amid severe budget cuts.

The next meeting of the A92 Safety Alliance, which includes representatives of Ladybank and Freuchie community councils, is due to take place at the end of September.