FIFE police are “extremely disappointed” after clocking almost 400 speeding drivers outside Fife College in Dunfermline last year.

Their mobile cameras snapped 399 motorists driving over the 30mph limit on Halbeath Road, a 57 per cent rise on the previous year when 254 drivers were caught.

The shocking figures were obtained by the Press through a Freedom of Information request.

East Safety Camera Unit manager Andy Jones stated: “Despite ongoing enforcement on the A907 at Halbeath Road in Dunfermline, we are still detecting a number of motorists who are travelling above the speed limit.

“All of our cameras are deployed where there is a history of people being injured, which makes figures like these all the more concerning. Normally, we would see offence rates go down as most motorists do the right thing and reduce their speed, but here this has not been the case which is extremely disappointing – especially given its close proximity to Fife College and Lynebank Hospital.”

The camera, positioned past the college’s Halbeath campus and before Asda supermarket, was fifth-highest in Fife for recording speeding offences during 2018.

It had been the third-highest in 2017 but drivers caught by other cameras in the region meant it slipped down two places, despite a rise of 145 in offenders.

The A92 from Crossgates features three times in the top 10 cameras at locations outwith West Fife.

The B981 Crossgates to Inverkeithing – south of the junction with the B916 – had also racked up 97 charges against drivers in 2017 but numbers have since dropped and it is no longer among the worst spots for speeding.

The same can also be said for the B916 Aberdour Road in Dunfermline, east of Lapwing Drive, which saw 97 drivers caught in 2017.

The highest number of offences recorded was by the camera located at the A92 New Inn to Glenrothes at Balfarg junction.

Numbers rocketed last year from 890 to 1,495.