Aberdour is celebrating after plans to improve road safety in its centre were approved.
South West Fife councillors set aside objections to go ahead with the installation of road humps in the village.
Councillors agreed to create a new 20mph zone at the start of last year.
They heard that if the traffic-calming measures were not approved it would jeopardise the introduction of the lower speed limit.
Police Scotland and Aberdour Community Council both support the proposals.
The 20mph zone included the speed bumps to make it “relatively self enforcing”.
Substantial consultation was undertaken in collaboration with the community council.
Before any designs were started, there was a walk through the village with the community council which allowed residents to air their views on what was needed.
Once the design was out together, it was taken back to a community council meeting for debate where there was general support for the plans.
The council was asked to consider additional measures at the east end of the village and this was included in the final design. But two objections were received.
One claimed that humps were unnecessary because traffic speed was low in any case due to the number of parked cars.
But officers said the humps were proposed in areas where there is no on-street parking or where consultation with the community council identified a specific need for safety measures.
A fear a rise in vibrations from vehicles crossing humps would have a detrimental impact on health was raised.
But it was pointed out humps were installed to comply with national guidelines, and while humps cause vibration, this was not unlike other situations found in everyday driving.
In addition “it is considered that the benefit from introducing humps greatly outweighs any disbenefit to road users”.
Another concern was the effect vibration would have on buildings but a report stated there had been very few problems of this affecting buildings or the quality of life since Fife had been rolling out 20mph zones and traffic calming since 2004.
They did not feel there would be an adverse impact in Aberdour on properties.
There was also concern the measures would have a detrimental impact on emergency services and response times, but it was pointed out emergency services had not raised any concerns.
Some of the suggested alternatives were not legally permissible or appropriate on the public road.
Councillors agreed to the £8,000 scheme.
Picture by David Wardle