I am 22 years of age. I was stopped last week and I was given a £60 ticket and 3 points on my licence for contravening traffic lights. The alleged offence happened at 11.55PM on x Road in x, I believe that I passed through the lights when both red and amber were showing. The police officers were some distance behind me which makes me wonder how they can be sure that I contravened the line of the junction during the red light.
Once I got into the car they showed me no video evidence with regard to contravening the traffic light and admitted they had no evidence with reference to my speed but then explained that they had to give me the ticket and points due to the combination of the speed they thought I was traveling and contravening the lights! I feel that I have been dealt with harshly as this is my first offence since a warning/speed awareness course 5 years ago.
Where do you believe I stand if I contested the ticket and went to court? What do you think the likely outcome of a court appearance would be?
Thank you for taking the time to read my enquiry
Going through on amber is just as much of an offence as going through on red. Sorry but if you accept that the lights were on red and amber and you say this in court you will be convicted. You probably need to take this one on the chin and be ultra careful from now on.