New signs to improve safety on the Standing Stane Road

Electronic road sign on Standing Stane RoadFife Council has completed the installation of the latest in road sign technology on the A915 Standing Stane Road.

It's hoped that new high-tech signs will help to reduce the number of accidents on the route between Kirkcaldy and Windygates.

Data collected by Police Scotland has shown that a high number of accidents on the A915 are caused by vehicles driving too closely together, leaving drivers without enough time to react if the vehicle in front of them slows down, particularly on the approach to junctions.

Detectors at the new road signs can calculate the distance between vehicles and also identify when other vehicles are approaching the junctions. The signs will display a message to alert drivers that vehicles ahead might be turning and also remind them to keep an appropriate distance from the vehicle in front.  Messages will only display when it’s relevant so that regular road users won’t see the same message every time they pass.

Steve Sellars, the council’s road safety and travel planning lead professional said:  “Road safety is a priority for all users.  We hope that drivers using the Standing Stane Road will take notice of the messages being displayed and help make the route a safer one for everyone.

"It's important everyone drives in a responsible way and these signs will provide drivers with a high-profile reminder."