Accidentally ran a red light

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I accidentally ran a red light while driving, as it was dark so I didn’t see the big puddle just before the lights, causing a big splash and me not seeing that the light was red. As I went over the crossing it changed to orange then green. The light only had one of those small black monitoring cameras on it and there was no flash or police around. Do you think I will get away with it? I can’t afford to get any more points as I already have 9 for accidentally speeding (don’t ask) 🤦🏼*♀️
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I think you will have to wait and see.
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You could take it to court
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Do you think I will get caught or will I be okay as it’s not a proper camera that’s on there?
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You could take it to court
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(Original post by Lauradarbyy)
I accidentally ran a red light while driving, as it was dark so I didn’t see the big puddle just before the lights, causing a big splash and me not seeing that the light was red. As I went over the crossing it changed to orange then green. The light only had one of those small black monitoring cameras on it and there was no flash or police around. Do you think I will get away with it? I can’t afford to get any more points as I already have 9 for accidentally speeding (don’t ask) 🤦🏼*♀️
You "accidentally" must have got your driving licence too.
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You should be fine I went through a red pedestrian crossing light with only a small monitor thing on the top and didn’t get anything
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You "accidentally" must have got your driving licence too.
Very funny. It was so rainy and dark I didn’t see the puddle which splashed so I didn’t see the light. Complete accident.
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(Original post by Lauradarbyy)
Very funny. It was so rainy and dark I didn’t see the puddle which splashed so I didn’t see the light. Complete accident.
And the three times you've been caught speeding? Were they caused by a puddle splashing the speed limit sign?
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(Original post by Lauradarbyy)
Very funny. It was so rainy and dark I didn’t see the puddle which splashed so I didn’t see the light. Complete accident.
I think he was referring to your three times speeding "accidentally" prior to this. If getting points didn't teach you a lesson, perhaps it would be safer for everyone if you weren't driving?
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Accidentally speeding... That's a new one.

As for the accidental RLJ, you're safe.

One more traffic offence like that and that's your licence gone. Either take the hint to stop driving or take extra care.

How much is your insurance and what's your age? Just curious.
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I think he was referring to your three times speeding "accidentally" prior to this. If getting points didn't teach you a lesson, perhaps it would be safer for everyone if you weren't driving?
Bang on.
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Accidentally speeding... That's a new one.

As for the accidental RLJ, you're safe.

One more traffic offence like that and that's your licence gone. Either take the hint to stop driving or take extra care.

How much is your insurance and what's your age? Just curious.
I just wasn’t aware that new speed cameras had been installed and was trying to look where I was going as I was lost and was driving at the same speed as other traffic around me so yes it was my fault but I wasn’t intentionally speeding.
I drive very sensibly and have a black box to prove it. My insurance isn’t too expensive really.
Do you really think I’m safe?
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God... they sting youngsters terribly. I drive a French tank in a deprived area but gladly... the local cabbies taught me. Assertive but defensive... always. Needs to become you... an extension of your body.
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(Original post by Lauradarbyy)
I just wasn’t aware that new speed cameras had been installed
You do realise that the speed limit is set by speed signs, not speed cameras, right?
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(Original post by Lauradarbyy)
I just wasn’t aware that new speed cameras had been installed and was trying to look where I was going as I was lost and was driving at the same speed as other traffic around me so yes it was my fault but I wasn’t intentionally speeding.
I drive very sensibly and have a black box to prove it. My insurance isn’t too expensive really.
Do you really think I’m safe?
You, as a driver, have a responsibility to make sure you're not speeding at any time - regardless to if there is a speed camera present or not.

And yes, what you've described and pointed out is a proximity sensor.
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You do realise that the speed limit is set by speed signs, not speed cameras, right?
Yes I do but some roads it is difficult to tell and the signs are sometimes obstructed
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(Original post by RoyalSheepy)
You, as a driver, have a responsibility to make sure you're not speeding at any time - regardless to if there is a speed camera present or not.

And yes, what you've described and pointed out is a proximity sensor.
Yes definitely and I am much more aware of limits now and have an app that tells me.
Thankyou for your help, my mind is put at ease
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(Original post by Lauradarbyy)
Yes definitely and I am much more aware of limits now and have an app that tells me.
Thankyou for your help, my mind is put at ease
No worries :yy:

Waze is a good app for it, if you haven't got that already.
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No worries :yy:

Waze is a good app for it, if you haven't got that already.
Yeah that’s the one I use, it’s fab
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