North East Fife CouncillorTim Brett has raised concerns that road warning signs are not being collected after the incident or problem has disappeared.
He claims the move could lead to complacency by drivers.
“One of the bug bears that I have with warning signs is that they are not followed up and collected after the incident or problem that they were put out for has been resolved,” Mr Brett said.
“I have recently written to our lead transportation officer in north Fife regarding this as this problem is not confined just to my ward.
“Everyone recognises the benefits of warning road users of hazards but if the sign is then left out, sometimes for weeks or even months after the event has ended, then the message for other road users quickly loses its impact.”
He continued: “I would have thought the roads service would be able to keep a note when road signs are put out so that they are then followed up and collected once the problem has gone.
“Alternatively, any roads transportation staff could be asked to pick up signs if they notice them about.
“I hope that this is something that the transportation service can follow up on to resolve this issue.”
Derek Brown, the service manager for network management in Fife Council, said: “The area teams do maintain a record of where warning signs have been placed after a flooding event or emergency call out and collect them in on a regular basis.
“Sometimes the signs may remain on site longer than we would ideally like due to resourcing priorities.
“Additionally, some locations have intermittent/recurring issues and signs may be left on site for a period when the problem is not immediately evident, but it is not practicable to uplift and deploy signs on a frequent basis.
“If Councillor Brett has any specific locations in mind he should raise these in the first instance with our Cupar office and we will review the position.”