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Hi guys,

I drove past the traffic lights when it was on amber and was wondering whether I would get any points/ fine for doing so? i have only been driving a couple of months and didn't mean to. I am normally a very cautious driver and drive through the same route 3 times a week.

Also can anyone tell me are the small grey/white rectangular cameras on top of traffic lights speed cameras? Can they be used as evidence of me crossing the amber light?

I am so anxious/ scared of the thought that I may get a fine/ points when I have been driving under 2 years. Any ideas would be great!

Many Thanks!!!
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Yep you are definetly going jail for that
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Lots of people go through amber - if you go through a red then that's different.
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(Original post by TheGirlFelonXxXx)
Yep you are definetly going jail for that
Pretty sure that wouldn't be the case even if it was a red light? :erm:
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There's no offence for running an amber light... At most you might get pulled by a copper (On the off chance that there's actually one driving behind you) who'll use it as an excuse for a routine stop to check if you can legally drive and whatnot.

As for red light cameras, most of the time they look exactly like speed cameras because they also generally act as speed cameras (deters people from speeding up on amber and jumping the red light). I don't mean the smaller SPECS cameras either, I'm talking about the big chunky, can't miss the f*ckers cameras. You might come across the odd red light camera that only monitors red light jumpers, in which case, they'll look like your normal, big, f*ck off speed cameras, but they'll likely be grey rather than yellow.
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Yeah bud that's 20 points and an unlimited fine + 6 year ban.


Driving through amber is fine, if it hits amber and you won't cross it before it goes red, then you start slowing down, if you will - keep going, else you're really going to annoy people as the person behind you is likely going to be prepared to be the last one through and thus will be getting ready to stop on the line.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi guys,

I drove past the traffic lights when it was on amber and was wondering whether I would get any points/ fine for doing so? i have only been driving a couple of months and didn't mean to. I am normally a very cautious driver and drive through the same route 3 times a week.

Also can anyone tell me are the small grey/white rectangular cameras on top of traffic lights speed cameras? Can they be used as evidence of me crossing the amber light?

I am so anxious/ scared of the thought that I may get a fine/ points when I have been driving under 2 years. Any ideas would be great!

Many Thanks!!!
Driving through an amber is fine, don't worry about it. Driving through a red is when you have to worry.
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I'm inclined to call troll... if not the OP should be spending a couple of solid days with the Highway Code to make up for apparently having gained a licence without learning the significance of an amber light...
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Ffs
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi guys,



Also can anyone tell me are the small grey/white rectangular cameras on top of traffic lights speed cameras? Can they be used as evidence of me crossing the amber light?
Boxes on top of the traffic lights are probably traffic of pedestrian sensors for the light control system.

traffic light cameras are set back from the junction so they can film you driving over the white line while a red light is showing.
e.g.
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You should be fine, it’s only red that gets you booked
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Life sentence in prison.
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I think he should go on the run. Otherwise it’s the death penalty for him.
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What if you start moving off when the lights turn red/amber and there is a traffic light camera?
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Use your judgement to be able to tell if you would pass through in time. If you have time to stop then always stop.
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I mean when moving off after waiting at the red lights for a while and then turning red/amber instead of solid green?
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Use your judgement to be able to tell if you would pass through in time. If you have time to stop then always stop.
So basically moving off too early
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(Original post by ElpolloLoco)
What if you start moving off when the lights turn red/amber and there is a traffic light camera?
As far as the Highway Code is concerned, you’re still meant to stay stationary when the lights are red and amber. Traffic light cameras only switch on when the red light is turned on, I’m not sure whether they stay active when the red and amber lights are both on, but I would assume so
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Thanks for your reply, I’m screwed then 😪
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