BENARTY councillor Lea McLelland has hit it a some motorists who she says are simply paying no attention to the 30mph speed limit on the main road running through the four villages.

The councillor for Ward 8 told Cowdenbeath Area Committee on Wednesday said that she and colleague Mary Lockhart are both facing the same problem that former member for the district, Willie Clarke, had complained about many years ago.

Councillor McLelland was speaking as councillors discussed speed issues and she said: "I am dealing with a situation in Glencraig, Lochore, Crosshill and Ballingry which Willie was battling with years back.

"The 30mph limit runs from Glencraig to past Ballingry but there are many drivers simply paying no attention to it.

"There have been garden walls flattened and shunts happening simply because people ignore the fact that the limit is 30 and seem to want to go through Benarty at 40 plus.

"The public have complained for years and the 30 limit was extended to take in all stretches of the B920 through Benarty but still we have people ignoring it.

"A problem is that the speed cushions do not affect big vehicles and maybe another engineering solution is required."

Councillor Rosemary Liewald and Mary Lockhart agreed with their colleague.