DRIVERS in Crossgates could soon be slowed down if Fife Council plans to reduce the speed limit are progressed.

The local authority is proposing to extend the 30mph limit on a section of the B925.

This would see the limit reduced from Dunfermline Road to the Crossgates roundabout.

The Times previously reported concerns that traffic was at an "all-time high" in Crossgates with locals asking for help to improve road safety.

Villagers had expressed concerned about speeding motorists and dangerous driving, as well as irresponsible parking and traffic tailbacks, while potholes and the poor condition of the roads are a Fife-wide issue.

Local councillor Darren Watt said Crossgates was "more like crossroads".

He explained: "The problem Crossgates has is that it's pretty much doubled in size over the past 10 years or so without any changes to the local road network or infrastructure, and the volume of traffic, including delivery vehicles and HGVs, is at an all-time high."

Anyone with any objections to the proposals for the 30mph limit are asked to contact Fife Council's Traffic Management, Roads & Transportation Service, Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 6GH or by e-mail to by August 11.