2 weeks ago while traveling back from visiting my dying granddad in hospital I went through a red light (that had been on red for 38 seconds). The set up of the lights is confusing, there are 2 sets that are close together, the set I went through were on red and are positioned on either side of a 3 lane carridgeway. the other set were on green and are closer together than the set on red. Driving in the middle lane the green set of lights were clearer visibility than the red set of lights.
What will the likely outcome be?
I want to know where I stand legally, and whether I can have the NIP that I expect to receive, overturned? Alternatively, if I choose to take it to court, what is the likelihood of the court overturning the fine and points?
Your road traffic offence question: unfortuantely i have had 2 notifications of prosecutions through in 4 days.
1. x/10. I was driving saw the lights change and stopped. the road conditions were quite wet and I was travelling at 35 mph in a 40 area. I stopped but my front wheels were over the line by 1 to 1.5m but my rear wheels were behind the line. I also reversed back to ensure no obstruction. however the camera triggered when I stopped. I contacted the leicester constabulary who said that even by stopping just over the line I had gone through the light. I feel this is very unfair. I could braked harder I suppose but it was my partners car which I was not yet used too.
2. The second was on x/10. I looked at the top lights ( the ones for lorries) because I was also looking at the road direction signs. I estimate that I was again travelling at 35 mph in a 40 area and about 2-2.5 seconds from the line when I saw the top lights as green. Itravelled on and got flashed. the photographic evidence does not show the top lights but the lower lights to right of the car. as my rear tire crossed the line it says the light had been red for 2.75 secs and the second photo was 3.25. I am fairly confident of the gap between the car and the line when I last looked. I therefore think it impossible for the light to have gone from green to red with 2.75 seconds duration into the red. The photo does not show the top lights and so the only possible error is that the lights were not synchronised or that I made a personal error.
I definitely want to contest the first and I am waiting for the photographic evodence to make sure my rear wheel was not over the line. However the second I am not sure about as I am not sure the above points I made will be believed or stand up in court. I have aclean record till now and I am doctor which I hoped may stand for something. I cannot find any information on the internet as to the rules that govern them and so I was hoping you may be able to help me.
I was driving a van and approaching traffic lights. They turned amber and my initial reaction was that I had enough time to continue through.
However, they turned red and I had to instantly decide that I could not continue driving. I stopped and the van did not go through the red lights, but rather crossed the white line and stopped completely.
I think only the front wheels crossed and not the back ones.
The police have offered a course or fixed penalty with 3 points. I feel I have commited no crime. I did not drive through. I stopped.
Please could you advise me?
Many thanks for your time Emma.
Your road traffic offence question: My question is simple. I did not go through a red light ---who would--- its bright and early afternoon. I did not move on a red light but green, however the car in frount of me was hesitant and as a result while i am crossing the junction the light changes. What am i do ?
Your road traffic offence question: Hi. I`m expecting an NIP for tripping a red light camera whilst towing my caravan. My fault. The car went through amber but I`m sure the caravan went through on red. Should I accept it or is the caravan a trailer ie non endorsable? Thanks
Your road traffic offence question: Im sorry about any spelling
8months ago i protested my innocence by writing to the traffic police THEY SENT ME A REPLY TO SIGN TO GO COURT WHICH I DID
I was at a junction i was being tailgated and pushed throw an amber light
the officers where on the right side of the junction
they said there light was showing green therefore mine should be showing red
I pleaded guilty by post but after getting advise from numrous people who have been in a similar situation
I pleaded guilty by post but after getting advise from numrous people who have been in a similar situation
i went to court in which case they had no officers at present as i pleaded guilty by post
im relly scared and worry
im a sports coach
Also on the document they have my number plate wrong 1 letter
as i phoned up court on a previous occation they have got may have got the date wrong of the alleged crime
Please guys im relly stress will i get hit with a big fine
its obvious they will choose officers over me
Will officers have to turn up
when we was stationary at a set of red ats junction with ........ as our lights went from amber to green we started to move forword.our lights then changed to green and i saw a red...... number plate........... go throw the lights controlling traffic from ley street onto the ... turning right
at this time danger to road users was not caused
we then returned to the same junction where we viewed the same ats signals carry through at least 3 cycles and on each occation the signal phasing appeared correct accurate there are not exhibits relating to this matther
Your road traffic offence question: I was charged with driving through a red light on x at 5.45am as i passed through a green light it changed to red i knew the police were behind me and carred on about 150 yards and then they pulled me over the officer came up to my window and asked me why he pulled me in i replied because of the lights i thought he was going to tell me off but he told me to get into his car and then charged me he had to look up offence for the amount to fine me and put on my ticket Â£30
and 3 points.
I did'nt question it because it was red after about the cab of the van i was driving was through and its the police word against mine .
so i went to pay said fine and was told by the fiscals office they could not accept it because the officer had entered wrong amount for the fine which should have been Â£60 he put Â£30. I was told by the same office that you probably will not here anything but they might charge me at a later date which they have i got a letter today from the procurator fiscal's office with a conditional offer of a fixed penalty or they will take criminal proceedins against me.
I have been driving for 27 years with no driving offences bar one speeding fine 80 in a 70 that was 6years ago not even a parking ticket. afriend who drives an hgv told me if your cab has passed through on green its ok to keep going thats why iam tinking about contesting this offence.
Your road traffic offence question: I was overtaking vehicles on the road between x and x, and was soon pulled over by a police woman who had videod me overtaking on what she claimed were double white lines, the still she showed me from the video in the vehicle was not very good quality and I took the FPN she gave me as I presumed that she was correct. I have since passed the site again and I believe that the point at which I over took may not have been double white lines and in fact was dashed white lines on my side. I have contacted North Yorkshire Police on this matter and they say that they will not provide me with a copy of the video unless I request a court date. I am not going to request a court date unless I am certain that I am correct or I may be liable for the costs. It is my belief that I am entitled to a copy of the tape under PACE before making a decision as to whether to dispute the matter otherwise they have me over a barrel either way, and I am not in the financial position to risk having to pay court costs. Frankly the police where uncooperative and would not grant me with the chance of speaking to the officer involved in the case either. My question to you is therefor am I entitled to a copy of the video before making my decision or are the police correct.
Your road traffic offence question: i have 9 points and took a traffic light and it just changed a car was behind me and it was 50/50 to stop and fear car behind would hit me if i braked.also it took the police longer than 14 even 28 day"s to reply to me because something to do with d.v.l.a i have responded to them three time"s and have"nt declared me as driver.i now have to appear in court on x .can you help dont want fine or more points or ban ?
as i crossed the crossing a child on her bicycle hit the left hand side of my car. the left side wing mirror fell out and the car was obviously scratched from the side.
i got out to attend to the child. the child appeared unhurt. there was no blood or any bruises or cuts. she was however crying.
i repeatedly asked her if she needed a doctor or ambulance however she refused. i asked if i could take her home. she refused and said that she would go home her self.
there were two witnesses although i am not sure as to what exactly they saw. they can confirm that i attended to the child and can confirm that i asked whether or not to call for an ambulance and can confirm that he child walked away herself with her bicycle.
i did not report this matter to the police immediately although was considering to do so the following day. the next morning at 7:00am the police arrived and asked me questions at my home regarding the accident. i explained the story and they left. the first i heard after that was yesterday when I received a letter for the police saying i was driving without reasonable consideration.
Your road traffic offence question: I have incurred a fixed penalty notice for Failing to stop at a red light. It was my opinion that a vehicle was so close to me that if I had stopped it would have resulted in an accident. The lights had changed to Amber as I crossed the line and no other vehicle had started to move. I did not cause an accident or impede other motorists in this incident. Is this woth an appeal or do I take the 3 pionts and Â£60 fine?
I would like to ask for your advice on the below issue.
The incident happened on x at the corner of x and x (London ).
Despite of the sign â€˜one wayâ€™ (green arrow to straight ahead), I turned left from Great Windmill St. I was caught on the spot and admit my mistake, too. I also accepted the fixed penalty (please see the attached document).
I wonder if there is any way to avoid the penalty points on my driving license â€“ without going to the court. This was the first incident I had since I drive in the UK (for 4 years now); my job is related to driving on a daily basis therefore I would appreciate your suggestion / advice to prevent any additional penalty.
Your road traffic offence question: could you tell me what the fines could be for this as i was in an incident
I admitted that i went through amber lights at the point where i was stopped by the police.
there were 2 policeofficers in the patrol car. Th policeman wrote the incorrect time and date on the notice that was given to me. The police were on the right side of me as i went through amber lights.
Thanks for any help given.
This access only route runs parrallel to a main b road and she was using this road as a short cut to get to work.
There is a road sign saying no cars or bikes exept for access.
This road is a slip road and is used for residents. Thip road does however join back on the road which runs parrallel?
Is there a way of avoiding paying this fine?
hi i just wanted to no my rights as i got a fixed penalty ticket and 3 points for going down a no entry which only had one sign which is on the wrong side of the road
Can the Police notice if or when i crossed a full white line when the police are driving in the oppisite direction on a duel carriage way?
if i disagree with the offence, is it just my word against theres?
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Clarke v CPS 2013 EWHC 366 (Admin)
It's not easy to defend a speeding allegation and its becoming increasingly difficult with cases like this.
A new client came to us after being banned by the Magistrates for 6 months. He had accumulated 12 points within 3 years and the Magistrates court banned him for 6 months. The client tried to argue exceptional hardship on his own and the court rejected his argument.
Our client instructed us to represent him at court when he was charged with overloading a hired minibus. He had hired the minibus as he had his extended family visiting for a holiday. At the same time builders were refurbishing his house and asked him if he could help them collect some extra sand and cement. Our client agreed and they went with him to the DIY shop to collect the materials.