Motoring madness on the A92 ... at 111 mph

The motorist is being reported to the Procurator Fiscal
The motorist is being reported to the Procurator Fiscal

Police have stepped up action against irresponsible drivers on the notorious A92 after a car was clocked travelling at an incredible 111mph.

A report is being sent to the Procurator Fiscal about the mad motorist, who was caught by speed cameras on a dualled stretch of the road near Forgan, where the speed limit is 70mph.

And at an accident blackspot farther down the road - the scene of a fatal accident just weeks ago - officers caught 10 motorists ignoring a ‘stop’ sign in the space of just half an hour.

The drivers were seen emerging on to the busy A92 from a junction near Bridgend Garden Centre.

“The junction is controlled by a mandatory STOP sign which some motorists have been ignoring, putting road users at risk,” said PC Steven Tufft, community officer for the Howe of Fife.

“In a 30-minute window, 10 motorists were seen to ignore the STOP sign and drive straight onto the A92 which as well as dangerous, is an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and is punishable by endorsable fixed penalty of £100 and three penalty points.

“Warning letters have been sent out to educate the offenders on this occasion - however more robust action will be taken in the future.

“What is most disappointing is the fact that nearly all of the offenders live locally.”