Contravening signs can apply to several different motor offences
Road Signs & Offences
The offence of contravening a sign can include:
Going through a red light
Ignoring a one way street sign
Failing to give way to traffic
Turning right or left when a sign doesn’t allow this
Penalties for contravening a sign
If you are stopped by the Police for contravening a road sign, you could expect 3 penalty points and a £100 fine. Depending on the nature of the offence, the Police could consider charging a driver with careless or dangerous driving instead. Dangerous driving carries 3-11 penalty points, for serious dangerous driving offences, this carries a potential for imprisonment.
Defences for contravening a sign
There are a number of potential defences for contravening a road sign. One example could be a driver went through a red light to move out of the way of an emergency vehicle. Another example could be that you were driving away from a hostile personal situation. Or you were driving to a hospital in an emergency.
If you have been charged with contravening a sign, our advice would be to seek legal advice straight away. For a free consultation, call the team today on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.
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