Failing to comply with traffic signs and the penalties (TS50)

Failing to comply with a traffic sign (excluding stop signs, traffic lights or double white lines) is known as a code TS50 driving offence. If you ignore mandatory traffic signs and road markings, such as ‘Give Way’, ‘Stop’ and double white lines, you may also face a prosecution for a TS20 or TS30 road offence. In the majority of cases, these offences are dealt with by a Fixed Penalty of three points and a fine of £100

If you already have points on your licence this could lead to disqualification. Known as a TT99, this signifies disqualification under ‘totting-up’ procedure when the driver has reached 12 penalty points within a three year period and this could result in loss of earnings and have serious consequences affecting your livelihood.

However, it can be all too easy to miss road signs, especially when confused by complicated junctions and road layouts. You may have a case for a defence, and the only way to discover this is through contacting a highly experienced motoring offence specialist who can provide you with outstanding legal advice.

Why choose Brian Koffman & Co.

At Brian Koffman & Co. we specialise in defending motorists who are charged with the offence of failing to comply with road signs. As a ‘strict liability offence’, this means that you can still be charged whether or not you had any intention to contravene the Highway Code. For example, if you did not see the sign and committed the offence in error, this is still no defence. However, you may argue that you did not fail to comply with the road sign. It may be that the sign was not lawful in that it did not comply with the relevant regulations. Even if you have no defence it may be possible to argue that the court should not impose penalty points on the grounds of special reasons connected with the offence – for example, if you have crossed in an emergency, or similar circumstances.

If you have been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice or Court Summons for failing to comply with a traffic sign and would like to contest the offence, please contact us for a free consultation today. Through discussing the circumstances of your offence, we can offer expert advice on your options and assist in you achieving the best possible outcome.

Contact us today

If you have been charged with a TS50 driving offence and would like to contest the charge, please contact Brian Koffman & Co on 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry today.