More than 300 people have supported a call for improved safety measures at a major junction between two of Fife’s biggest towns.
Councillor Bill Brown has launched an online petition calling for major improvements on the B921 Kinglassie Road where it joins with the B922 Glenrothes to Cluny road.
The route used by thousands of vehicles every day is the secondary link between Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy.
However, a simple T-junction is currently in place leading to long delays at peak times and forcing many drivers to gamble when attempting to join the B921.
“Thousands of people who use the B922 between Glenrothes and the John Smith Retail Park will have experienced lengthy delays in the morning and evenings,” Mr Brown said.
“The result of these delays means that people are taking risks to emerge from the junction and near misses are happening every day.
“You just need to look at the damage to the street signs to see that vehicles are straying off the road.
“It is only a matter of time before someone has a really serious accident at this spot.
“Lots of people use the road because it is the best route and we need to make sure that it is safe.”
Mr Brown has called for lighting columns to be placed at the junction to improve visibility in winter.
He has also called on Fife Council to examine the possibility of installing a roundabout or traffic lights to prevent drivers from taking unnecessary risks.
With 307 signatures so far, Mr Brown is hoping for a minimum of 500 people to back his campaign, before taking it to the local authority.
Dave Frew, service manager for transport networks at the council, said that any petition would be considered.
“This area was investigated a few years ago but no changes are planned at the moment,” he said.
“When the petition is submitted, we’ll review it and respond appropriately.”