Traffic Light Offences

  • What is the penalty for going through a red light?
    The maximum penalty is three penalty points and a fine, which is £60 for a fixed penalty and up to £1,000 in court.
  • If I speed through a red light, will I be convicted of two offences?
    Most likely, you will receive a fixed penalty for going through a red light only. Even if you are prosecuted for both, as they are simultaneous events, you will only receive one set of penalty points.
  • If I stopped at a red light, the driver behind would have hit me. Is this a defence?
    Not if the lights are red, as you must stop regardless of the circumstances.

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