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Turning at a red light

Hi All,

So to put it into context there is are two lanes leading to a red light. The first lane is straight only and the right lane is for turning right . After the solid stopping line there is a box you can go into to wait for a gap. Normally there is a gap in the traffic for me to turn right or a right filter light comes on. However today it went from green red after I went past the solid white line Into the right turning box, I was unsure if I could go or not as there were no pedestrians. A guy opposite me and waiting at the light stated waving at me to go so I did.

Have I broken the law as I believe there is a camera? And my dream job is to be a police officer 😭

Thanks In advance for your answers!


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(edited 11 months ago)
Original post by HichamB
Hi All,

So to put it into context there is are two lanes leading to a red light. The first lane is straight only and the right lane is for turning right . After the solid stopping line there is a box you can go into to wait for a gap. Normally there is a gap in the traffic for me to turn right or a right filter light comes on. However today it went from green red after I went past the solid white line In the right turning box, I was unsure if I could go or not as there were no pedestrians. A guy opposite me and waiting at the light stated waving at me to go so I did.

Have I broken the law as I believe there is a camera? And my dream job is to be a police officer 😭

Thanks In advance for your answers!


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You're fine, as you say "it went from green red after I went past the solid white line In the right turning box".

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