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Have they summons you without due care?
I have not received the summons yet, I have been advised that my case will be considered proceedings and a summons will be sent to me in due course. The incident was recorded on a camera.
Do you accept it was 8 seconds after the lights went red
If it was 8 seconds after the lights went red then you may be facing a charge of driving without due care.
I'm afraid that carries 3-9 points or a ban and a fine.
They could charge it as a dangerous driving. I think it probably is a dangerous driving if you look at the strict law but they won't do that. They never do.
Unless there is an accident with injury.
without due care I would expect 6-9 points I'm afraid.
It is possible they could charge it under S36 RTA but that only carries 3 points and a fine but I would brace yourself more serious offence I'm afraid.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything ?
Yes it was around 8 seconds, I was dropping a friend off home who wanted to buy some milk at Foss Parke retail park which was on the other side of a dual carriage he was trying to direct me to a opening which he believed was there. When I looked up the light was on red, I could have braked hard but, the road was clear and I drove through. There was very little other traffic on the road.
No way around that.
Hope RTA and plan without due care I'm afraid.