A BUS driver who crashed into traffic lights in Inverkeithing has been banned from the roads.

Daniel Pollock, 27, of Lauder Court, Glenrothes, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that on 4th November last year on the slip road of the M90 motorway, at junction 1b, he drove a bus carelessly and collided with a set of traffic lights.

Depute fiscal Katie Adams said the incident took place at 8am on the slip road near Ferrytoll.

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A car driver saw a Stagecoach bus which appeared to have collided with the central reservation.

The driver initially drove past but then decided to stop as there were no emergency services on the scene.

There was a lot of debris on the road and the bus had crashed into traffic lights.

The bus driver appeared to be dazed. He opened the door and came out followed by four or five passengers, added the depute.

The driver said following the incident: “I lost concentration. It’s not the first time this has happened.”

Pollock, representing himself in court, said: “If I lose my licence, I would lose my job.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland noted that he already had 10 penalty points on his licence and so disqualification was inevitable.

The sheriff banned Pollock from driving for nine months and fined him £210.