Latest crashes bring A92 safety into focus

Police closed the A914 last Wednesday following a three-vehicle crash. Pic: Steven Brown
Police closed the A914 last Wednesday following a three-vehicle crash. Pic: Steven Brown

Campaigners calling for improvements on the notorious stretch of the A92 say two crash incidents in the last week are further proof that urgent action must be taken to make the road safer.

An incident close to Cadham Road junction and another involving a lorry and two cars on the A914 road close to Freuchie, which resulted in the driver needing hospital treatment, happened on Wednesday morning.

Ron Page, a member of Glenrothes Area Futures Group (GAFG) which is spearheading the campaign for improvements, told the Gazette the latest incidents are further proof that the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland need to have a rethink on safety policy regarding the A92.

“These latest incidents are grossly unfortunate, we would hope the government will now take seriously the urgent need to improve safety on the A92,” said Mr Page.

It has been confirmed that GAFG will meet with new Transport Minister Derek Mackay on June 4 at Holyrood, to voice its concerns.

With Fife Council backing the safety campaign and the public outcry following the death of nine-year-old Cadham youngster Logan Carrie on the A92 in February, Glenrothes councillor Altany Craik says the case is now stronger than ever.

“I welcome the news that the Transport Minister has agreed to meet campaigners,” said Mr Craik.

“It’s important that all interested parties work together if we are to find a suitable solution to make the A92 safer.”