Essential support for under 25s

Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

Get involved

Fancy hosting one of our General Chats, or getting involved with the community in another way? Let us know here.
2 of 2 < >

Post of The Month (July)

Aidan is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Lucie,

You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

And Drea is absolutely right! Even someone with everything material that they could ever want isn't insusceptible to mental illness. Any sex, race, age, class; it doesn't discriminate...
"
(Click for full post)
See more
See less

Stopped by Police

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Stopped by Police

    Yesterday I ran a red light, completely by accident, I had been working late (this was at midnight and I had been at work since 8am, awake since 6am) and had a momentary lapse of concentration. The police saw and pulled me over. They breatalised me and checked my insurance but then let me go. Will I receive a fine or was I let off this time?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Jess12345 View Post
    Yesterday I ran a red light, completely by accident, I had been working late (this was at midnight and I had been at work since 8am, awake since 6am) and had a momentary lapse of concentration. The police saw and pulled me over. They breatalised me and checked my insurance but then let me go. Will I receive a fine or was I let off this time?
    I am not a driver and dont have any knowledge of this but im guessing that if you were gonna be fined then the police would have mentioned it to you?xx

    Comment


    • #3
      Generally if they've stopped you, they'd tell you they're giving you a fine there and then or that you'll receive one in the post. Just wait to see if you get any mail, if not, you probably haven't gotten one this time.
      JavaKrypt (Blog, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter

      "If you think education is expensive. You should see the cost of ignorance."

      Comment


      • #4
        If you have committed a moving traffic offence there are 2 ways you will know if action is going to be taken against you.

        1)You have been caught by a camera of some kind. In which case you should receive a notice of intended prosecution in the post within 14 days. If you have changed your address but not notified the DVLA then a marker is put on the vehicle registration and you will probably be pulled over.

        2)You are stopped by a police officer (your case). In this instance if the officer makes the decision that you will be fined/prosecuted then you will be given a traffic offence report (TOR) which will detail the alledged offence. Once a copy has been sent to the central ticket office, depending on the offence the staff in there will notify you what your punishment will be, either a driving course, a fine or prosecution at court.
        If this was going to happen the officer will have given you a copy of the TOR and will have asked you to sign it. If he hasn't, or if he hasn't cautioned you/questioned you/notified you in anyway then there won't be any further action.

        Any paperwork you are given will have the officer's name/collar number/base station on.

        Did you receive any paperwork at the roadside? If not, then the cop has decided a warning was enough.
        Whowhere, neither here nor there.

        Comment

        Hide this page

        Local Advice Finder

        Find local services

        The Mix. Registered charity number: 1048995

        Working...
        X