The heartbroken family of a nine-year-old boy killed on a notorious section of the A92 claim they have been fobbed off by the Scottish Government.
Robert and Alice Brown whose grandson Logan Carrie died after being involved in a collision with a car in Glenrothes in February say they are extremely angry after their calls for drastic safety improvements on the route were rejected.
The Dunfermline couple haveaccused Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, of failing to graspwhy action is important and havecalled on him to take responsibility for resolving the dangers.
The grieving grandparents wroteto the minister in March with a listof what they insisted are essential improvements, including flyovercrossings for pedestrians and aroundabout at the Balfarg junction.
They have since received a replyfrom David Middleton chief executive of Transport Scotland saying thatthe proposals were not part of itsprogramme of trunk roadimprovements.
“There are no plans at this time to alter the Balfarg junction or provide pedestrian overbridges but would expect again that these will bematters discussed with the council,” the letter stated.
Mr Middleton added that specific improvements at areas with established safety issues would continue overthe coming year.
Mr and Mrs Brown said theresponse gave them no confidence inthe SNP Government.
In a second letter to the minister, they expressed surprise that he did not respond to them in person and added: “We realise you are busy but it cannot be every day that you receive a letter from bereaved grandparents.
“We feel the loss of Logan everyday and continue to believe that wemust do all we can to make sureother families do not experience such unnecessary grief.
“David Middleton’s letter suggests you plan to do very little, if anything, to improve safety on the A92.This is simply not good enough.”
Logan was killed as he attempted to cross the A92 near Balfarg at rush hour on February 10.
It is thought he may have run on to the road through a gap in a hedge.
Expressing sympathy to the couple following their latest letter, the minister said: “I have asked that a meeting is organised so we can discuss thoseconcerns in person.
“This government takes the safetyof our roads extremely seriously and Transport Minister Derek Mackay is meeting both the local community and Fife Council early next month tobetter understand how to improve safety on the A92.”