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    Hi,

    This morning, on my way back home from work, I approached a roundabout which has a high concentration of traffic lights considering it's size. I exited the roundabout only to suddenly realise afterwards that I couldn't recall paying attention to a traffic light mid-way through the roundabout. I got so caught up in driving 'carefully', that I failed to notice that there was a traffic light on the roundabout. I was driving at a slow/average speed and the roundabout was almost empty. I do recall some cars to my left, but wasn't sure whether they had exited before the lights or went through the lights (I'm hoping it's the latter).

    I'm now really worried and it's now going to stay in the back of my mind until I know for sure. I always pay good attention on the road and would consider myself to be an alert and perceptive person when driving, but on this occasion I somehow managed to miss a traffic light.

    As far as I know, traffic light cameras look this: http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/traffic-light-camera.htm

    I'm pretty sure there are no traffic light cameras that look like that on the roundabout, but I do know that there are a few other cameras placed in and around the roundabout and am worried whether they can detect any red-light runners?

    Here's the roundabout on Google Streetview: https://maps.google.com/?ll=51.57631...306.11,,0,2.12

    You can probably see some cameras high up on the poles, but I'm guessing they may all be Transport for London's traffic monitoring cameras.

    Should I be worried? Or am I just being a drama queen? I just don't want those points on my licence.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Hustler-1337)
    Hi,

    This morning, on my way back home from work, I approached a roundabout which has a high concentration of traffic lights considering it's size. I exited the roundabout only to suddenly realise afterwards that I couldn't recall paying attention to a traffic light mid-way through the roundabout. I got so caught up in driving 'carefully', that I failed to notice that there was a traffic light on the roundabout. I was driving at a slow/average speed and the roundabout was almost empty. I do recall some cars to my left, but wasn't sure whether they had exited before the lights or went through the lights (I'm hoping it's the latter).

    I'm now really worried and it's now going to stay in the back of my mind until I know for sure. I always pay good attention on the road and would consider myself to be an alert and perceptive person when driving, but on this occasion I somehow managed to miss a traffic light.

    As far as I know, traffic light cameras look this: http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/traffic-light-camera.htm

    I'm pretty sure there are no traffic light cameras that look like that on the roundabout, but I do know that there are a few other cameras placed in and around the roundabout and am worried whether they can detect any red-light runners?

    Here's the roundabout on Google Streetview: https://maps.google.com/?ll=51.57631...306.11,,0,2.12

    You can probably see some cameras high up on the poles, but I'm guessing they may all be Transport for London's traffic monitoring cameras.

    Should I be worried? Or am I just being a drama queen? I just don't want those points on my licence.

    Thanks
    Well there's not much you can do about it if you did, is there

    Just get on with things, and if you get points added, then you'll be that much more careful in the future!
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    You're safe, no red light cameras on that roundabout
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    I sorta did the same and I'm worried about whether or not it's likely that I've been caught. Here is where it happened. Is that camera a red light one?
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    (Original post by jamiec93)
    Is that camera a red light one?
    No, it's an infra-red sensor to check if anyone's waiting. Enforcement cameras are much bigger, they face towards the lights and are usually yellow.
 
 
 
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