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have you got any other points on your licence?
Ok. What are the dates of them and the date of this offence?
Are you certain this is a summon?
Can you take a photograph of it on your phone and upload it?
Is there any chance you could do it later and revert?
It is quite important. If they have summonsed you it is game over.
I suspect this isn't a summons though.
Ok. Is this a red light or an amber one?
Did you cross the light on red or on amber?
You have two options. They are in time and they have offered a fixed penalty.
You can either accept the fixed penalty or refuse it . It is really no more complicated than that.
If you accept it then it will lead to 3 points a fine as you can see.
If you refuse it then a number of options open up to you. You could write to them asking for the red light awareness course although they will probably refuse. You could also wait to see if they remember to summons you. They do often forget so you may be lucky.
You do also have a defence. The law requires you to stop always on red and on unless Doing so would cause an accident. That seems to be what you are saying.
However, you should be aware that is never that simple and magistrates are generally biased in favour of the Crown. I don't think that anybody would suggest that they are a fair tribunal.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No problem and all the best.
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