Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Do you think I will get a car fine/points watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    I am usually a great driver and have a completely clean licence. I did something foolish today when driving in town, and I make an illegal U-turn (had the sign on the traffic light) accidentally at traffic light (I know stupid of me.. I was just getting in a pickle as I was going the wrong way, never done anything like this).

    Being a young driver I obviously really don't want 3 points/fine.

    I didn't see any cameras; was near a police station but no one stopped me or was about. I have looked on Streetview and there doesn't seem to be any cameras about.... do you think I will get the dreaded letter?
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by ben.anderson)
    I am usually a great driver
    I think we'll be the judge of that :smug:

    (Original post by ben.anderson)
    I did something foolish today when driving in town, and I make an illegal U-turn (had the sign on the traffic light) accidentally at traffic light (I know stupid of me.. I was just getting in a pickle as I was going the wrong way, never done anything like this).

    Being a young driver I obviously really don't want 3 points/fine.

    I didn't see any cameras; was near a police station but no one stopped me or was about. I have looked on Streetview and there doesn't seem to be any cameras about.... do you think I will get the dreaded letter?
    If there were no cameras, and you didn't get pulled over for it by the police, then you should be fine. Just don't make the mistake again.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    I think we'll be the judge of that :smug:



    If there were no cameras, and you didn't get pulled over for it by the police, then you should be fine. Just don't make the mistake again.
    I was so annoyed with myself - really annoyed. Just really stupid 'spur' of the moment' thing!! Think I will be fine but just annoyed with myself and a bit worried if anything will come through. There isn't even council CCTV or any type of other cameras (I looked on google street view of the road) did not get pulled over. Other cars saw me do it, as they were waiting at the traffic light but didn't get pulled over and there were no coppers about.
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by ben.anderson)
    I was so annoyed with myself - really annoyed. Just really stupid 'spur' of the moment' thing!! Think I will be fine but just annoyed with myself and a bit worried if anything will come through. There isn't even council CCTV or any type of other cameras (I looked on google street view of the road) did not get pulled over. Other cars saw me do it, as they were waiting at the traffic light but didn't get pulled over and there were no coppers about.
    You would've been lucky enough to get away with it. Just don't do it again, it's illegal for a reason and that's because it's dangerous.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    it's better to arrive 10 minutes late than not at all :emo:
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    If a council camera catches you, it's a £65 immediate fine. Letter will come in the post. If you are caught on police cctv or a grey/yellow gatso, it's 3 points and a fine. You won't know for about 2 weeks, but if there's no camera you're probably fine, don't take that as an open invitation to do it again though, we pretty much have one get out of jail card as new drivers (ie, half of our point allocation for the 2 years) and you don't want to waste it doing something on purpose.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: February 12, 2018
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.