The grandfather of a schoolboy killed on the A92 at Glenrothes earlier this year said he is not surprised by the latest statistics.
Robert Brown, 54, was devastated when his nine-year-old grandson Logan Carrie died while trying to cross the road in February.
He believes a two-pronged attack is needed to cut road deaths, with drivers and local councils each having a part to play.
“Since Logan’s death, I’ve attached two cameras to my car one at the front and one at the back,” he said.
“Although there are laws against tailgating, some people sit so close behind you you could actually invite them into your boot.
“When I go up the A92, I set my cruise control to 50mph but people come up behind me, flashing their lights because I’m not going fast enough.”
Mr Brown, who lives in Dunfermline with wife Alice, says drivers need to slow down and be more patient when travelling.
He has also called on local authorities to monitor the routes where accidents happen so see if they can be made more safe.
“I know a lot of it is down to the drivers but you can’t blame drivers all the time,” he said.
“Councils need to start checking these trunk roads to find out why accidents are happening.”
It is thought Logan, a pupil at Pitcoudie Primary School, ran on to the road through a gap in a wall and Mr Brown has called for such gaps to be closed.
“If that had been sorted, Logan’s accident would never have happened,” he said.
“We’re being told it’s a natural crossing but it’s not. It’s a man-made crossing.
“People are making their own paths to find the quickest route rather than the safest one and that needs to be stopped.”
Mr Brown will meet infrastructure minister Keith Brown next week to discuss his concerns.