some advice please i got flashed at a red light but i never went through it

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Found 21st Apr 2009
hi i was working late and it was 4 in the morning when i stopped at red lights no one was around this part is silly i know but i was letting my car go back a litlle bit then going forward just using the clutch as the engine had been playing up but i never actually went through the red light and it flashed will they be able to see on the pic that i never went through?
i hope not as i have 3 points on my license and another 3 i would be banned as i wont have had my license untill 2 year this september

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It may have been out of film... i'll pray for you....not much else to do!!!!!

But he didn't go through?

if it comes through you will just have to contest it, good luck dude

IF report car stolen, then call cops that night that friend seen at different address.
Collect from different address.
Might get caught at that too, ie if the finger print the car.

Original Poster

ok thanks guys

it doesnt matter if you went through it...so long as you crossed the line...and im guessing you did that as they should only trigger if the car crosses it...if you didnt go over the line the pic should show it and you need to contest it...
...otherwise i dont know how it works, as in, could you contest it and hope to drag it out a few months so your out of probation? lol

guru_the;4990475

report car stolen, then call cops that night that friend seen at … report car stolen, then call cops that night that friend seen at different address.Collect from different address.Might get caught at that too, ie if the finger print the car.



wodnt they have reported it missing earlier?:?

if you crossed the line and set off the camera, technically, you went through.

shanecr;4990514

if you crossed the line and set off the camera, technically, you went … if you crossed the line and set off the camera, technically, you went through.


Agreed.

I as turning left and got half way round in the traffic, the bus in front stopped and I was across the line, because I was blocking a dual carriageway of oncoming traffic I movd forward.......three points even though I contested it.....they said that they would have to see a clear picture of the bus in both shots and you could see nothing but the passenger side of my car and the rear no plate, just.

Banned

The photo will prove whether you crossed the line or not. This is what the camera will detect, they won't care if you carried on through the red light, the highway code is regarding the lines at cross roads etc too, so if you're proven over the line you'll have to take it and pay I'm afraid.

Original Poster

do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine troubles and didnt want to stop the car

tonico;4990554

do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine … do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine troubles and didnt want to stop the car


No lol, i hardly doubt it to be honest.

tonico;4990554

do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine … do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine troubles and didnt want to stop the car




haha if only

If you weren't smiling ask for it to be taken again.




Hope it goes in your favour

Original Poster

so i am gubbed then i am gutted. i dont know what i will do for my work now
how long could i contest it for do u think i could take it over the 18th of september?
how long untill u get a letter

tonico;4990554

do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine … do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine troubles and didnt want to stop the car



They'd argue that the car may not be road-worthy and problems should be sorted out.

tonico;4990554

do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine … do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine troubles and didnt want to stop the car



you cant claim the car is not roadworthy...that would be your fault!

get someone else to take the points for you :P

Also just found out they have inbuilt speed cameras too...i didnt know that!

Banned

tonico;4990554

do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine … do u think they would take into account the fact i was having engine troubles and didnt want to stop the car



Of course not, if you didn't want to stop the car you should have stopped sooner on Amber and rolled very slowly, and allocated for the trouble you know you have.

Banned

dontasciime;4990595

If you weren't smiling ask for it to be taken again.Hope it goes in your … If you weren't smiling ask for it to be taken again.Hope it goes in your favour



lol!! :thumbsup:

Original Poster

H_K;4990628

lol!! :thumbsup:



oh r u perfect idiot

A quick tip for the future : You can leave the engine running with the handbrake on.

You never went through the light..................

Everything's gonna be ok............


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Shengis;4990670

A quick tip for the future : You can leave the engine running with the … A quick tip for the future : You can leave the engine running with the handbrake on.



lol...very subtle

I think the camera takes 2 pictures , so it should tell you didnt go right the way through :thumbsup:

snootin;4990721

I think the camera takes 2 pictures , so it should tell you didnt go … I think the camera takes 2 pictures , so it should tell you didnt go right the way through :thumbsup:



It doesnt matter.....you get the points/fine for going over the line, not necessarily going all the way through

although having said that...i would definitly contest it!

I think you get a letter within 14 days?

Original Poster

ChipSticks;4990770

I think you get a letter within 14 days?



ok thanks if not is it not valid or is that a myth

tonico;4990782

ok thanks if not is it not valid or is that a myth



i think its 14 days plus postage time....so 2 n 1/2 weeks...and thats definitly correct for speed cameras...not too sure for light cameras

snootin;4990721

I think the camera takes 2 pictures , so it should tell you didnt go … I think the camera takes 2 pictures , so it should tell you didnt go right the way through :thumbsup:



But you commit the offence when you first go the line so it doesn't matter if you go the whole way through.
My bro got done for going through a red light 33 sec after it went to red. He was watching the opposite set of lights and set of early.
The second photo clearly shows the light is on green. He tried to contest it but the offence was made when he first crossed the line.
So thats 3 points and 3 for using his phone at traffic lights even though he was stopped with the handbrake on. If he had only turned the engine off.
Has no luck my bro.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;4990828

But you commit the offence when you first go the line so it doesn't … But you commit the offence when you first go the line so it doesn't matter if you go the whole way through. My bro got done for going through a red light 33 sec after it went to red. He was watching the opposite set of lights and set of early. The second photo clearly shows the light is on green. He tried to contest it but the offence was made when he first crossed the line.So thats 3 points and 3 for using his phone at traffic lights even though he was stopped with the handbrake on. If he had only turned the engine off. Has no luck my bro.



to be fair thats nothing to do with luck...shouldnt have been using the phone and should have been watching his own set of lights!

tonico;4990782

ok thanks if not is it not valid or is that a myth



speeding tickets, and highway code breaches can be sent upto 6months later i believe, my OHs uncle just got a parking ticket from 5months ago and it even says its the first letter!
He is contesting it as he had a clear sign showing loading/unloading as the loading bay was full (he is a builder). Also the fact that it was so long ago means he barely remembers it!

I wouldnt worry too much...unless something comes through, and as someone else said you could always get someone else to take the points for you.

Even if you contested it until sept 18th (my birthday btw) if found guilty after that date you'd still have your license taken away as you broke the law in the first 2 years of your license...afraid thats the way the cookie crumbles...

tonico;4990782

ok thanks if not is it not valid or is that a myth



I'd say if you haven't heard anything in 3 weeks, start to relax, just a tad. lol

They have 14 days to contact the registered keeper, but a further 28 days to contact the driver if you are not the registered keeper this normally effects business users and rental cars but can apply to any. If you keep it going long enough and opt to go to court they have 6 months from the date of the alleged offence.

mine came in 4 days but my hubby got flashed about 4mths ago on the a1 from scotlanf speeding and he still hasnt rec ticket yet so they slow with that one

SABJ;4990874

mine came in 4 days but my hubby got flashed about 4mths ago on the a1 … mine came in 4 days but my hubby got flashed about 4mths ago on the a1 from scotlanf speeding and he still hasnt rec ticket yet so they slow with that one



maybe no film? i didnt know there were cameras on the A1!!!!

Banned

SABJ;4990874

mine came in 4 days but my hubby got flashed about 4mths ago on the a1 … mine came in 4 days but my hubby got flashed about 4mths ago on the a1 from scotlanf speeding and he still hasnt rec ticket yet so they slow with that one



ooh you rebels! lol, what you like!

wendyak;4990541

I as turning left and got half way round in the traffic, the bus in front … I as turning left and got half way round in the traffic, the bus in front stopped and I was across the line, because I was blocking a dual carriageway of oncoming traffic I movd forward.......three points even though I contested it.....they said that they would have to see a clear picture of the bus in both shots and you could see nothing but the passenger side of my car and the rear no plate, just.



well, really, you shouldnt enter a junction unless you can leave it...i would have waited for the bus to clear before turning.

Original Poster

ok thanks a lot guys

My OH has been flashed but never heard anything, I think sometimes you just get lucky, out of film, picture no good etc
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