Neo asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 1 month ago

I am offered a speed awareness course but I also recently maybe gone through a light??

I was caught by a camera van doing 39 mph. So been offered speed awareness course. But then recently after I sent the slip back with details. I went through traffic lights with a grey camera, on amber I tried get through. What should I do? I don’t know if I made it. I think I got up to 28 days to book a course...

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If it is in the UK, take the speed awareness course, because it does not show up on your driving licence, no points added. 

    If you have done something else (the 'amber light' thing) and triggered a camera then that is a different offence and that will be dealt with separately.  Going through on amber is not illegal if you are 'too close to stop safely'.  Let's hope it wasn't red by the time you went through.

    You have to declare offences to your insurance company when you renew (or change companies) so you may also have to pay higher premiums for a year or two. 

    Be more careful!  I am more careful in my 70s after getting one fine and one speed awareness course 8 to 10 years ago.

  • 1 month ago

    If you don’t take the speed awareness course then that’s going to become a definite conviction and penalty points. 

    If you’ve been caught being reckless again by the traffic light camera then that’s going to be a definite conviction and penalty points as you won’t be offered any alternative.

    So what do you want? Two convictions and double the points, or the possibility of a single conviction and one set of penalty points. 

    Best book up that speed awareness course for the very earliest available date before that camera footage has been processed.

    Whatever happens, the one day speed awareness course IS worth doing: it makes you realise that you’ve got into some bad and dangerous habits. If you’d already done it then you may have been driving in a way which would have given you the time to decide to stop at those traffic lights. Or better still, to anticipate and allow for the fact that they were likely to change as you approached them.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Why don't you just try obeying traffic laws for a change? Speeding and running lights is bad driving.

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