Calls for speed control on Standing Stane

The Standing Stane Road
The Standing Stane Road

RESIDENTS and councillors have called for action from Fife Council after a two-vehicle collision on the Standing Stane road last week.

A woman had to be cut free from her car following the accident, which happened just after 10.30a.m. on May 10, near to Wellsgreen Golf Club.

Upon arrival, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service applicances from Kirkcaldy found a car on the grass verge with one female trapped.

Firefighters immediately worked to stabilise the vehicle and used specialist hydraulic cutting gear to make a flap in the roof and remove the near side of the car.

The woman was treated at the roadside by paramedics before being transferred to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.

Speaking afterwards Councillor Andrew Rodger said something must be done to control drivers speed on the road.

He wants double white lines along its length,

“I was recently driving on the A9 to Pitlochry, and they have road barriers every so often that mean drivers have to slow down,” said Cllr Rodger.

“Perhaps we don’t need to go to these sorts of lengths, but something does need to be done on the Standing Stane.”

Ian Smith confirmed to the Mail that the last improvements to the road had been carried out around three years ago.

“About three or four years ago, we did some resurfacing work on the Standing Stane, and at the same time, we also added more linage.

“During our review, we will look at the crash reports and if there has been any increase in the number of incidents, we have to consider what has changed to have caused the crash and what can be done.”