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Got a notice of intended prosecution for crossing a level crossing.

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Got a notice of intended prosecution for crossing a level crossing. Says the lights had been flashing for 1 second. but from my experience as i was just about to cross it turned amber. i couldnt stop in the middle as it was unsafe so i carried on until i was on the other side. any help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I want to know what i should do? and how much i would get fined?


 

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

If you accept travelling when the lights were amber then you should be entering a guilty plea. Its an offence to cross on amber unless stopping would cause an accident.

You will be given 3 points and a fine proportionate to your means. The maximum is £1000. You will not get the maximum. You would probably get more than the fixed penalty amount of £60.

They can summons for driving without due care if the crossing is a very long time after the lights went red but one second is not sufficient.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer and then I will give you related information for free.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Do i need to write a statement to say i accept the the travelling or do i just leave it blank?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
No, you don't have to mitigate at all and usually with traffic offences there isn't much that can be said beyond expressing remorse.

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