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Contravening Signs

Contravening signs can apply to several different motor offences

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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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