I've just received a traffic infringement notice for going through a red light. First, to explain the circumstances: It is a 4-lane main road intersection, with the first three lanes for drivers going straight, and the far right lane for drivers turning right. The arrow for turning right is red in the infringement, however, I was going straight, which was green at the time and the second photo shows this. What happened was, a possum (or a cat) darted out in front of me approximately 20m from the intersection, while I was in the lane closest to the right-turn lane, and I swerved about 1/3 of the way into the right-turn lane as I was veering out of its way. Just very unfortunate that this was at an intersection, and one fitted with a red light camera. You can see I don't have my indicator on (confirming I wasn't just changing my mind about turning right at the last minute), and the first photo shows me about halfway/one-third of the way into the right-turn lane. In the second photo, I'm straightened up and going forward. I'm electing to go to court to fight this as I will lose my drivers licence otherwise. My defence is: - I did not actually make the illegal turn, which the photographic evidence clearly indicates. - I was swerving from an animal, which is why I was partially in the other lane, which any reasonable person might do. Does anyone have any suggestions or know any precedents on an offence like this? Does anyone know if these fixed red light cameras also capture speed? If I can prove I was travelling at speed, it would certainly indicate that I wasn't simply 'changing' my mind about turning right, which I'm guessing would not be a defence.