Failing to comply with signals and the penalties (TS10)

Failing to comply with traffic light signals is known as a code TS10 driving offence. The Highway Code requires all drivers to stop behind the white line when the red light is illuminated and a motorist may only drive when given the green light and only if it is safe to proceed. If you are accused of committing a TS10 driving offence, then this may result in a Fixed Penalty of three points on your licence and a fine of £100.

Many traffic lights are fitted with cameras which will record the registration of vehicles breaching the rules of the road in running red lights. Alternatively, a police officer may witness the offence and choose to issue a fixed penalty notice directly to the driver. An accumulation of penalty points on your licence could lead to a disqualification from driving and this may affect your livelihood and result in a loss of earnings.

As each offence comes with its own set of circumstances, an experienced motoring offence specialist will be able to assist you if you feel you had just cause for breaching the Highway Code. You may have needed to run the light in order to avoid a collision with another road user. You may have had no other option than to drive onwards to allow an emergency vehicle to pass. The traffic light or camera could even potentially have been defective.

Why choose Brian Koffman & Co.

As experts in dealing with motoring offences, we have helped countless drivers charged with driving offences such as running red lights and can do the same for you. We understand that an accumulation of penalty points on your licence could lead to a disqualification from driving and can lead to an enormous amount of stress. If you have been charged with a traffic light offence, we can analyse all the evidence against you and put forward an effective defence to prevent you from being prosecuted.

Contact us today

For expert advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help you, please contact Brian Koffman & Co. immediately by telephone on 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry.