Drivers are dicing with death by doing ridiculous u-turns at one of Fife’s accident blackspots.
Councillors are to ban the mad motoring manoeuvres on the busy Dunfermline junction.
The staggered Hospital Hill, Aberdour Road and St Andrews Street junctions are among those with the highest number of road injuries every year.
While work, including road resurfacing and signal improvements, has been carried out it remains on the worst injury list for 2018.
An annual audit is carried out by Fife Council’s roads and transportation department to find out the sites around the kingdom throwing up the biggest number of injuries.
The area appears on the study into traffic collision cluster sites because a high number of motorists are making U-turns.
These risky manoeuvres around the central reservation lead to them hitting pedestrians innocently crossing the road, or whacking into other vehicles.
City of Dunfermline councillors were told pedestrians often cross the road having checked for approaching traffic, not expecting drivers to turn around the central island straight into their path.
Apart from the potential danger, vehicles waiting to turn around often cause hold-ups for drivers who are trying to turn right.
That in turn spurs other drivers into running red lights, exacerbating the risks.
Now councillors have agreed to ban U-turns at the heavily used spot.
Convener of the committee, Labour councillor Helen Law, said it was hoped that banning people from making U-turns that safety would be improved.
“It’s hoped it will reduce the number of people injured as a result of drivers making this type of manoeuvre and improve road safety.”
A traffic regulation order will now be promoted before the £3,000 work programme starts and will give police the power to take enforcement action.