Fife mum calls for signage to warn drivers to slow down to prevent any more vehicles from crashing into her property
The move from Laura Reekie (40) comes after a number of incidents over the past 30 years when cars and lorries have ended up leaving the road on Lomond Gardens, at the corner of Bennochy Road, and come down the hill, either ending up in her garden or, in one case, actually hitting her property.
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The staff nurse said: “The first incident happened when my grandparents lived here and a council gritter’s brakes failed, hitting the house.
“A coal lorry has been in the front garden and a taxi has also landed there despite the crash barrier. The most recent incident was on January 25 when a car lost control and went over the crash barrier.
“A sign should be put up as you turn into Lomond Gardens warning drivers to slow down because they are taking the corner too fast. It’s only a matter of time before someone is killed or damage is done to my property.”
Phil Clarke, Fife Council traffic management lead consultant, said: “We hadn’t been notified about this recent crash in Lomond Gardens and have no records of any other incidents in the last five years.
“There is already a crash barrier and this represents the highest level of intervention in an urban environment. Combined with the kerb and a grass verge, it provides significant protection to the properties below.”
Mr Clarke said surveys found traffic speed compliance is generally good around the area. He said this, along with the crash history, means further measures aren’t justified at this time.