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I was driving a coach, night, in the rain, and was unable to

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I was driving a coach, night, in the rain, and was unable to stop the coach safely at a red light. I went over the white line, and because the coach was half way over the junction, split-second decided to continue. The traffic signal flashed, and I have been sacked from my job for being safe. Should I consider going to court to ask for leniency or is it not worth it? Thanks
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 8 months ago.

Were you on a straight road? Did you not see the amber light?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
of course I braked, but the road was wet and I was afraid of skidding. A coach is a very different thing. I was not overspeeding, and doing an emergency stop in a bus in the wet isn't advisable.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Am I unable to avoid this £44?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 8 months ago.

Ok, so you were driving too fast for the conditions.

An amber light is on for around 3 seconds.

You should always drive as per the road conditions.

As such you can go to Court. But you will get points and a fine.

The court has no discretion and must give you points.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK thanks for your help.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 8 months ago.

Can I assist with anything else today?

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 8 months ago.

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