Traffic Light Offences? Contravening a Traffic Sign, Run a Red Light
Road Sign offences
The offence of contravening traffic signs includes ignoring one way street signs, turning left or right when a traffic sign says you are not allowed to and also going through red traffic lights.
These driving offences carry a fine of up to £1000 and 3 penalty points.
Traffic Light Offences
It is possible to defend allegations of contravening a traffic sign if you can demonstrate that you did not contravene the directions given by a sign
If you can demonstrate that the traffic sign or signs does not or did not conform to the rules (in relation to colour / size / illumination etc) as set down in the Traffic Signs and General Regulations.
Contravening a Traffic Sign
If you can present a good reason why you contravened a traffic sign (e.g. an emergency situation) then it may be possible to defend the allegation and avoid points on your licence by using a special reasons argument.
If you have been accused of the offence of contravening a traffic sign then please ask us a question about your circumstances and we will be able to advise you.....
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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.
Our client was stopped on the way back home for overloading. He was devasted by the charge and the subsequent court proceedings, due to the fact that it was an innocent mistake and he was in the process of applying for an indefinite leave to remain in the UK visa.
He approached many so called motoring lawyers before us who told him to plead guilty and take the fine and points. We acted on his behalf and made a special reasons argument and also an argument under s.48 RTOA 88. The court agreed not to give any points and to impose an absolute discharge meaning that the conviction was imediately spent.
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