Traffic Light Offences

Accused of a traffic light related motoring offence? Read these frequently asked questions for help with your offence allegations

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Heading For A Red Traffic Light Trial

Question: I have received a court summons for allegedly ‘going through a red light’, which the officer who pulled me over and who has submitted his witness statement says had been red for ‘two or three seconds’ before I went …

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38 Secs Into Red

Question: Two 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 …

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How Do They Know It Was Red When I Crossed The Line

Question: I received a notice for this offence and requested photographic evidence. The picture shows the back of the very back of the car going over the line on the red signal but I don’t think it conclusively shows that …

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Red Traffic Light – Icy Road Conditions – Couldn’t Stop!

Question: Last night, I believe I was photographed by a fixed camera, having passed through a red traffic light. I was traveling at approximately 25mph at the time, and the speed limit was 40mph. This was because I attempted to …

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I Contravened Traffic Lights Due To Snow And Ice

Question: I failed to stop at a red traffic light this morning in the snow and ice. I had tried to brake and slid, I was concerned that the van behind me would hit me and having assessed that there …

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Warnings For Road Traffic Offences Rather Than Fixed Penalties

Question: I was riding my scooter and came up to a set of lights that was flashing yellow, I carried on riding as I thought I could beat the red light. As I went through it may have just turned …

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Red Light – I Crossed The Stop Line And Then Stopped

Question: Failing to stop at red lights Unfortunately 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 traveling …

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Crossed The Line With Front Tyres And Then Stopped

Question: Hello, 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 …

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I Started Going Through On A Green Light

Question: Going through a red light 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 front …

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I Cannot Remember The Offence – Should I Challenge It?

Question: Red light I have three points only on my licence, but have received a ‘intention to prosecute’ notice from the police, saying they have photographic evidence. I go through this particular set of lights at least once a day …

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