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Drove through Amber Light...

Hi,

I feel incredibly stupid for this but I went through an Amber light. My decision making was if I had slowed down the car behind me would have gone into the back of me. I had time to keep driving, so I did. As I passed the light, it was still Amber. And there was a camera positioned, near the lights.

Now worrying, I’ll get a ticket and points.

Help! 😕
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You only have to stop for amber if it appears before you cross the line at the junction (and not if doing so means you need to break so sharply it could cause an accident). Stop overthinking!
Original post by DancinBallerina
Hi,

I feel incredibly stupid for this but I went through an Amber light. My decision making was if I had slowed down the car behind me would have gone into the back of me. I had time to keep driving, so I did. As I passed the light, it was still Amber.

Now worrying, I’ll get a ticket and points.

Help! 😕


You're fine. If it isn't safe for you to slow down and stop at an amber light then you shouldn't stop. Typically, though, the light stays amber for long enough for drivers to be able to safely stop. But if you were too close to the line when it changed to amber and therefore it would have been unsafe for you to stop, you were correct to keep going. It wasn't a red light, so you won't get a ticket or anything.
Original post by DancinBallerina
Hi,

I feel incredibly stupid for this but I went through an Amber light. My decision making was if I had slowed down the car behind me would have gone into the back of me. I had time to keep driving, so I did. As I passed the light, it was still Amber.

Now worrying, I’ll get a ticket and points.

Help! 😕

Can you give me a street view link of the area?
Reply 4
Original post by DancinBallerina
Hi,

I feel incredibly stupid for this but I went through an Amber light. My decision making was if I had slowed down the car behind me would have gone into the back of me. I had time to keep driving, so I did. As I passed the light, it was still Amber.

Now worrying, I’ll get a ticket and points.

Help! 😕


Shock! Horror! Crime of the century! Oh.. wait.. it's not a crime.. because you haven't done anything wrong.....
My mum has sped through red lights many times and ain’t nothing happened.....yet
Reply 6
Original post by DancinBallerina
Hi,

I feel incredibly stupid for this but I went through an Amber light. My decision making was if I had slowed down the car behind me would have gone into the back of me. I had time to keep driving, so I did. As I passed the light, it was still Amber.

Now worrying, I’ll get a ticket and points.

Help! 😕

PMSL I do this literally every day, you're fine even if there was a red light camera you would have got away. I live in London and people run red lights almost every 20 minutes.... even granny run amber lights here youre honestly fine :smile: trust me... especially if its amber
Reply 7
I literally always drive through lights when they try to turn amber on me - I wouldn't be getting anywhere anytime soon otherwise.
Reply 8
Amber means go faster... doesn't it?
Original post by DrawTheLine
You're fine. If it isn't safe for you to slow down and stop at an amber light then you shouldn't stop. Typically, though, the light stays amber for long enough for drivers to be able to safely stop. But if you were too close to the line when it changed to amber and therefore it would have been unsafe for you to stop, you were correct to keep going. It wasn't a red light, so you won't get a ticket or anything.


Original post by andyhong
PMSL I do this literally every day, you're fine even if there was a red light camera you would have got away. I live in London and people run red lights almost every 20 minutes.... even granny run amber lights here youre honestly fine :smile: trust me... especially if its amber


Original post by OR321
My mum has sped through red lights many times and ain’t nothing happened.....yet


Original post by IWMTom
Shock! Horror! Crime of the century! Oh.. wait.. it's not a crime.. because you haven't done anything wrong.....


Original post by Popsicle_pirate
You only have to stop for amber if it appears before you cross the line at the junction (and not if doing so means you need to break so sharply it could cause an accident). Stop overthinking!

I should add - there was a camera near the lights!! So that’s why I’m a little panicky! :s-smilie: But the lights were definitely Amber when I passed it, and crossed the line.
Original post by DancinBallerina
I should add - there was a camera near the lights!! So that’s why I’m a little panicky! :s-smilie: But the lights were definitely Amber when I passed it, and crossed the line.

Green light - go
Amber light - stop if safe
Red light - stop

If you pass an amber light then you're fine, the entire reason we have an amber light is to stop people slamming on their brakes and causing accidents. So you have nothing to worry about.

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My bugbear is those who approach a pelican and even though have had ample time to cross the road beforehand... jab at the button just as I get there. I suggest a sharp rap with a crowbar on the knuckles.
Original post by AdamCor
Green light - go
Amber light - stop if safe
Red light - stop

If you pass an amber light then you're fine, the entire reason we have an amber light is to stop people slamming on their brakes and causing accidents. So you have nothing to worry about.


Ok, thanks.
Original post by OR321
My mum has sped through red lights many times and ain’t nothing happened.....yet

Even with cameras nearby the lights??
Original post by DancinBallerina
Even with cameras nearby the lights??

Not sure if there’s been cameras near the lights. But because where I live, and I’m sure it’s like this most places, there’s sooo much traffic so people are always going through red lights at work times lmao
Reply 15
Original post by DancinBallerina
I should add - there was a camera near the lights!! So that’s why I’m a little panicky! :s-smilie: But the lights were definitely Amber when I passed it, and crossed the line.

It worries me a little that you aren't aware that an amber light is okay to cross...
Original post by AdamCor
Green light - go
Amber light - stop if safe
Red light - stop

Green Light - Go
Amber Light - Kickdown/Turbo Test (Audi Only)
Red Light - Not Go :frown:
Original post by DancinBallerina
I should add - there was a camera near the lights!! So that’s why I’m a little panicky! :s-smilie: But the lights were definitely Amber when I passed it, and crossed the line.

Brilliant, ignore my post.
Original post by OR321
My mum has sped through red lights many times and ain’t nothing happened.....yet


Well your mum is an inconsiderate *****. Dangerous driving kills.
Original post by LibertarianMP
Well your mum is an inconsiderate *****. Dangerous driving kills.

Thank you :smile:

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