Failing to Comply with No Entry Sign / Traffic Signs
It is an offence to fail to comply with traffic signs which prohibit you from making a particular manoeuvre.
Sentencing for failing to comply with traffic signs
- Fine up to a maximum of £1,000
- Must endorse your driving licence with 3 penalty points
Typical examples of an offence of failing to comply with traffic signs:
- Going through a red light
- Driving through a no entry sign
- Not giving way at a junction
It would be a defence to failing to comply with traffic signs if:
- You did comply with the sign
- The sign was not clearly visible or working correctly
- It was not you or your vehicle performing the manoeuvre
As the police begin to clamp down on driving offences we are finding that these type of prosecutions are becoming more common.
The police often rely on 2 types of evidence to prove their case for this type of offence.
Camera evidence – this is where your vehicle has been captured usually by photograph committing an offence.
If you are prosecuted using this type of evidence and are adamant that it was not committed then you should contact us immediately. We will embark on proving that the offence was not committed. We will challenge every single aspect of the evidence on your behalf to ensure that the evidence relied on by the prosecution is unreliable and you are acquitted. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring you receive the best form of representation possible.
Often these cases are prosecuted by the police on the basis that the offence was witnessed by an officer of the law. In these scenarios the way we approach your case is totally different. This will require us to cross examine the officers regarding their evidence and to try and ensure that the Court cannot be sure beyond reasonable doubt that the offence was committed.
We are vastly experienced in cross examining officers. We deal with the police on behalf of our clients on a daily basis. On many occasions clients have come to us with witness statements of the officers. The client has read the statements which clearly state that the officers have witnessed the offence and have no doubt that it was committed. We often find that an officer’s live evidence is vastly different from his written statement. It is amazing how an officer who was certain that the offence was committed when making his statement all of a sudden when on oath has some doubt regarding the commission of the offence. This is where our expertise in cross examining witnesses will be beneficial to your defence.
So if you are prosecuted with this type of offence do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your case further. It may just save your driving licence!