Traffic Sign and Traffic Light Offences
At Caddick Davies Solicitors we are expert Road Traffic Offence Solicitors, specialising in the defence of motorists who are charged with offences of failing to comply with red traffic lights and other signs.
It is an offence for a motorist to fail to comply with a road traffic sign or road marking which is of a type prescribed by law and is lawfully placed. The types of sign to which this applies includes any sign which indicates a prohibition, restriction or requirement, including:
- Traffic Signals
- Stop Signs
- Give Way
- No Right Turn/Left Turn
- No Entry
- Keep Left
- Box Junction
- Double White Lines
The offence of failing to comply with a red traffic signal or traffic sign attracts a fine of up to £1000 and the endorsement of 3 penalty points.
If you are alleged to have committed this offence you will either be offered a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 and 3 penalty points (it is open to you to decline this) or you will receive a Court Summons or a Single Justice Procedure Notice if the case is referred to the Magistrates’ Court.
If you find yourself with a Fixed Penalty Notice, Summons or Single Justice Procedure Notice for an offence of failing to comply with a red traffic signal or road sign, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help.
Below you will find helpful information about Red Traffic Light and Road Sign Law, How We Can Help and Answers to Commonly Asked Questions.