Contravening a Traffic Sign
Traffic sign laws cover disobeying road signs including traffic lights.
There are two basic ways you can contest a traffic sign allegation;
- Demonstrate that you didn’t contravene the sign
- Demonstrate that the sign didn’t conform to current road sign regulations
Additionally, if you were in a situation where for example you disobeyed the road sign in order to move out of the way of an emergency vehicle then you can use a special reasons argument to avoid points on your licence.
Disobeying traffic signs have the TS20, 30, 40, 50, 60 & 70 driving offence codes.
Being found guilty of contravening traffic signs carries 3 penalty points on your driving licence and a fine of up to £1000.
Traffic Signs & Markings
The legislation for traffic signs also covers road markings, including white lines, chevrons, yellow boxes etc.
Each of these lines is required to comply with strict regulations with regard to width, dimensions and spacing. If they don’t comply then you will have a potential defence against the allegations.
This legislation can be quite complex, so if you have an doubts about the validity of your possible defence, seek expert advice from experienced legal road traffic law solicitors. Patterson Law are leading UK motoring law specialists and offer a service answering a free question about your offence.