Parking blitz on Kirkcaldy High St!

Kirkcaldy High Street
Kirkcaldy High Street

Police in Kirkcaldy town centre are running a campaign over the festive season to target motoring offences in the High Street area.

During the campaign, which is running from 1st December 2014 to 12th January 2015, officers are reminding motorists to adhere to road traffic signs and traffic flow systems within the town centre.

The High Street is a pedestrianised zone and is subject to restrictions regarding access by motor vehicles. There is no access to the High Street by motor vehicles apart from the following exceptions :

Loading by delivery vehicles between 5pm - noon and disabled badge holders between 5pm – noon and all day Tuesday, Residential permit holders between 6pm – 10pm and all day Sunday

PC Mark Fenton said: “Over the past number of weeks there have been numerous complaints from members of the public regarding issues surrounding parking and vehicle movements on Kirkcaldy High Street.

“We have received reports that vehicles have been driving up Tolbooth Street, as an access road onto the High Street, and failing to comply with no entry signs as they travel from Esplanade.

“Police will be carrying out frequent and targeted patrols around the High Street area including the use of CCTV cameras to identify drivers failing to observe the signage,” he continued.

“Those drivers failing to comply with the no entry signs will be issued with a £100 fixed penalty ticket and three penalty points. In certain circumstances they could also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Members of the public who witness any motoring offences can contact Police Scotland on 101.

Following a number of worrying route crime incidents in the last year in Kirkcaldy, Police in the town also ttok a pro-active initiative which was launched in August to make locals aware of the dangers that can be posed by the railway.

Officers have investigated reports of children of school age being seen on the railway, golfers trespassing on the line to retrieve errant shots and people taking shorts cuts between station platforms.

Since August, high-visibility BTP patrols in the most affected areas were increased and officers also made visits to a number of locals schools and community groups – particularly those in close proximity to the railway line - to help educate children and young people, as well as their parents.

Between August 1 and now there have only been two trespass incident and one stonethrowing reported – which compares to 56 line of route offences recorded between August 2013 and August 2014.