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nugiboy
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Yesterday i accidently ran a red light because i was changing CD's and not really concentrating. Stupid i know. I went over by a few metres and then realised the lights had been red. I stopped and reversed as much as i could.
So anyway, im pretty worried about whether i've been snapped by a camera for this. Are red light cameras at all traffic lights? Would it have made a difference that i stopped and reversed back to the line?


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No, not all are, and i dont think it would make a difference if you reversed back to the line.
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There's no way of telling really - just sit tight and keep your fingers crossed.

And pay better attention to your driving in future! :p:
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They tend to be in very built up areas - think manchester city centre etc...

I wouldn't worry about it. We've all run through red lights at some point without realising it.
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They are rare. Most sets of lights don't have them. They are usually placed at busy intersections.

Also, they take a picture like speed cameras do, so if you didn't see a flash, it's unlikely you would have been caught.

BTW, it isn't a good idea to reverse back over the line. Most of these traffic light cameras work by sensing if a car goes over the crossing while the lights are red. If you go over it, then reverse over it, I daresay you're increasing your chances of being snapped.

If you're really worried, take a drive past the lights again and look about for a camera. It's a big box much like a speed-camera box. It would be behind you, I believe, as you leave the lights.
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Ok thats sort of a releif. It wasn't a busy junction, and i didn't see a camera or any flashes. My parents would probably take my car off me if i got any points. I only passed a few weeks ago :/
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Use the search function, we've had about 100 threads asking this exact question within the past month....
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As if i got negged for this thread
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I thought you ment prostitute cameras :laugh:

Traffic light chats not as funny but no there not everywhere
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http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/speed-camera-database.htm
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They're easy to spot. Look at the top of all the lights at the junction, they're hardly inconspicuous.
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(Original post by nugiboy)
. I only passed a few weeks ago :/
This is the problem with the current driving test. You obviously do not have the road sense to be allowed to drive a car. Through not concentrating you committed an offense; had someone been crossing then you may well have caused an accident. And what do you care about? Yourself, and that is all.
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This is the problem with the current driving test. You obviously do not have the road sense to be allowed to drive a car. Through not concentrating you committed an offense; had someone been crossing then you may well have caused an accident. And what do you care about? Yourself, and that is all.
So sue me? :dontknow:
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(Original post by Chiko 1001)
They're easy to spot. Look at the top of all the lights at the junction, they're hardly inconspicuous.
The little black cameras on top of traffic lights? They're not red light cameras, they are for sensing cars and pedestrians so the lights can change at a suitable time.

Red light cameras are separate to the traffic lights, and are usually a big grey box on post. Like other people have said if you were sat at the lights, red light cameras would be behind you.
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They're seperate grey boxes overlooking the traffic lights, and the "white line", its a rear-facing camera, so itl be just a few metres or so behind the traffic lights.

They're not painted yellow, unlike speed cameras.
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(Original post by Mrm.)
This is the problem with the current driving test. You obviously do not have the road sense to be allowed to drive a car. Through not concentrating you committed an offense; had someone been crossing then you may well have caused an accident. And what do you care about? Yourself, and that is all.
I ******* hate people like you.

So you've never made a mistake?
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I wouldn't worry. If you think about it when there's rush hour in the morning and afternoon you always have an instance where your queuing to go and the light goes red and you're a bit over the line or people go just as the light turns red.
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These are red light cameras (in the UK)



So unless there's one of these there (which unelss it's in a busy city/intersection) then i'm sure you will be fine
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I ******* hate people like you.

So you've never made a mistake?
I have no interest as to whether you ******** hate me or ************ love me ......

At this moment in time I suspect you have a relatively low IQ, so I shall be gentle. Firstly I made no reference to "mistakes" being made; changing CD's whilst approaching a traffic light is not a mistake, it shows a lack of maturity and understanding with regards to being in control of a vehicle.

Having being through the somewhat unfortunate experience of seeing a close friend alive one day, and then attending the cremation of the parts of him that could be found 5 days later and on a later occasion arriving at hospital to "visit" a cousin, who had exited a car via the front windscreen, with a priest loitering in the shadows, book in hand ... both situations being caused by young drivers who in reality did not have the first clue about road sense. Then I can safely say I stand by my previous sentiments.

Have I ever made a mistake whilst driving?

No, why, have you?
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(Original post by Mrm.)
Have I ever made a mistake whilst driving?

No, why, have you?
You are a liar.
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