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Traffic Light Offences

Traffic Light Offences

Traffic Light Offences. Failure to comply with a Traffic Light Sign is a Road Traffic Offence. It is the motorist’s responsibility to stop at a traffic light, unless the light is green and it is clear and safe to proceed. It is no defence to argue that the light was on amber when you went

Traffic Light Offences. Failure to comply with a Traffic Light Sign is a Road Traffic Offence. It is the motorist’s responsibility to stop at a traffic light, unless the light is green and it is clear and safe to proceed. It is no defence to argue that the light was on amber when you went through it.

Most traffic light offences are now based on photographic evidence. As with speeding, you will receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution, which invariably will lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice of 3 points and £100 fine. However, there are defences available and we can give you the right advice. If we feel that you have reasonable prospects of success, we can arrange representation, if required. Motor Lawyers will give an honest appraisal of your case and if we believe that you would be best off pleading guilty, then we will advise you to do so. We aim to be realistic and will not recommend defending a case without reasonable grounds, as to do so could result in you incurring a higher fine.

Irrespective of a Traffic Light prosecution being dealt with by a Fixed Penalty or at Court, the punishment is 3 penalty points and a fine. Currently, a fine on a Fixed Penalty is £60, if a Traffic Light Offence case goes to Court, the fine is means tested but limited to £1000.

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