Traffic calming measures prompted by a serious accident that closed a main road for eight hours will be carried out next month.
Speed cushions will be installed on the A915 Largo Road at Lundin Links, six months after a tractor and trailer jack-knifed on a bend and ploughed into a house.
While the driver escaped serious injury by scrambling through a window of the vehicle, locals said the accident was the latest in a string of incidents, many of which were caused by people driving too fast.
Councillors called for immediate action on measures to slow traffic down on the busy road, which will be one of the main routes to and from next year’s Open golf championship.
Temporary traffic lights have been in place since the accident in September and many people said they were pleased with the results, which forced drivers to move slowly in single file down a dip and round a sharp corner.
However, council officers feared continuing with lights would lead to grid-lock in the summer when the roads are busier.
A review and consultation was carried out and members of Levenmouth area committee agreed speed bumps should be installed.
Labour councillor Colin Davidson said he was convinced the move would solve the issue.
“A lot of people are jumping the lights,” he said.
“Some people are saying they are happy but a lot of people in the village are saying traffic is coming through the red lights.
“If traffic builds up in the height of summer people won’t be able to pull over at the local shops to get a roll or whatever.
“We don’t want to put these people out of business and we need to consider the village as a whole.”
The September accident caused significant disruption after the tractor crashed through railings and plunged into the basement of a house.
It came to rest on gas pipes and specialist recovery, which involved gas engineers cutting through the pavement to isolate the supply, was needed.