The country’s transport minister visited the A92 this morning (Tuesday) to see for himself the spot where Glenrothes youngster Logan Carrie lost his life.
Derek Mackay, accompanied by family members of the nine-year-old, walked along the crash site between Cadham and Balfarg junctions in a bid to understand better the anguish the family has suffered
Logan was killed while trying to cross the busy A92 on February 10 this year, his death becoming one of 17 on the road in the last decade.
The visit came at the request of Logan’s grandfather Robert Brown who met with Mr Mackay and fellow MSP Keith Brown, Minister for Infrastructure, at the Scottish Parliament two weeks ago. At that meeting Mr Mackay agreed something had to be done to improve safety on what has become one of the most notorious black spots in Scotland.
Ahead of the meeting Logan’s grandfather told the Gazette the visit marked a hugely significant step forward for the campaign.
“As we’ve said before, nothing we do will bring little Logan back but we said from the day he died his death would not be in vain and we would fight for meaningful investment and safety improvements to be made on the A92,” said Mr Brown.
“There has been a compelling case and that case is not just voiced by us but by a significant and ever growing number of people.
“Only by visiting the place where our grandson lost his life can the Minister even begin to understand the grave safety concerns that we and many others have,” he added.
And Mr Brown said the visit marked a sizeable shift in the Scottish Government’s mood and a step forward for the A92 safety campaign.
He added: “Previously we’ve been told by Transport Scotland that the statistics don’t suggest the need for a rethink of safety on the A92, we hope the visit will change that view for good.”