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 ‘one way’ (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 licence 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.
I’m afraid if you accept the offence then there is no way to avoid the points. Even if you take it to court you will still get the points -they are obligatory if you are convicted by the court.
The only way you would stand a chance is if you turned left in the context of an emergency. You would then have to argue special reasons at court by giving evidence on oath – which is not easy.