Drivers are performing a U-turn on a Glenrothes shopping complex because of “vicious” speed bumps, it has been claimed.
A petition with almost 400 signatures has been presented to town councillors calling for the removal of the humps from Glamis Avenue in Pitteuchar.
The measures were put in place following recent resurfacing work, with local councillor Ross Vettraino saying residents had been concerned at the severity of cushions.
Elizabeth Hepburn, who lives in nearby Dunbeath Drive, started circulating a petition at the Glamis Centre shopping complex calling for the removal of the ramps.
While she expected some interest, Mrs Hepburn was stunned to accumulate hundreds of signatures supporting her call.
She said: “I thought that if I got 50-100 signatures then that would be good but in the end I got 395.”
The speed ramps were installed to slow down traffic on the residential road, which runs next to Pitteuchar East Primary School and the Marigold Nursery, as well as the Glamis Centre.
While acknowledging why the measures were installed, Mrs Hepburn believes there is no justification for the scale and severity of the humps and says local businesses could be affected.
“The Glamis Centre are our local shops,” she said. “We need to support them but people are going to the town centre instead.
“We all care about the safety of the children but something has to be done about these speed bumps.”
Mr Vettraino has also heard residents have been avoiding the Glamis Centre because of the measures.
He said: “When the council resurfaced Glamis Avenue they did a wonderful job and in the process the speed humps were removed. The ones put in afterwards have an obvious physical impact on the cars which go over them and residents who contacted me were using terms like ‘vicious’ to describe them.
“I’ve helped Elizabeth to get the matter on the agenda and we will see what happens after that.”