Contravening Signs

About Contravening Signs

Traffic signs are put in place on the road to enforce safety on the roads for yourself and other drivers. It is very important to comply with traffic signs, and if you are found contravening them you can face fines and penalty points on your licence. However, sometimes circumstances make you act in a way that could contravene signs, either due to an emergency or an act of necessity. Solicitors on Your Side can use their extensive expertise to help defend your motoring offences and try to make your penalties as low as possible.

Examples of contravening signs

If you have been charged with the offence of contravening signs, there’s a range of things you could have potentially done to do so, these include:

  • Ignoring signs such as stop signs or give way signs
  • Not stopping at red lights
  • Going down a road that a traffic sign says you are not allowed to go down
  • Ignoring one-way streets
  • Parking on yellow lines

If you are found ignoring road signs, either by a camera or a police officer you are likely to be stopped, if you have been charged with the offence of contravening road signs, make sure to contact Solicitors on Your Side as our experienced solicitors can use their vast knowledge to help you explore your options so that you can come out with the best possible outcome for your case.

Penalties for contravening road and traffic signs

The fixed fine for contravening road signs is £100 and 3 penalty points, however, if the offence is more serious can face paying up to a £1000 fine. In some serious cases, you can even find yourself having to go to court and facing a discretionary driving ban, as in some cases the offence of contravening traffic signs can lead to careless and dangerous driving, which hold more severe consequences. A fine, penalty point or even a driving ban can cause a huge inconvenience to your day to day life. To avoid bans and higher convictions, make sure that you contact Solicitors on Your Side to help you with your case, we will make sure to go about your case in the most stress-free and easy way enabling you to get back to your life in no time.

Other consequences of contravening road signs

The offence of contravening road signs and the offences they are linked with can come with some hefty fines and penalties, in more serious cases you can find yourself having to go to court and even risk a criminal record. A criminal record doesn’t look great for future employers, and it is usually a thing that is checked by future employers. A criminal record can reduce the chances of you getting a job in the future. Motoring offences can also have a negative impact on your insurance, making it significantly higher, adding unnecessary costs to your life.

What should I do if I have been charged?

Abiding by traffic signs is one of the things that all drivers must do to perform safely on the roads. Being caught not following road signs can come with some pretty substantial consequences. If you have been charged, we highly recommend that you contact Solicitors on Your Side, our solicitors are experienced in motoring cases and can use their knowledge to help your case and make sure you can explore all your options and come out with the best possible outcome for you.

Have you been charged with a motoring offence?

If you have been charged with a motoring offence, contact On Your Side now to help you lower your motoring offence penalties. We understand that these situations can be very time consuming and stressful but at On Your Side, we will try to make the process as quick as possible.

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