I agree, turning left when not in left turn lane. You are up for a fine one way or the other, just work out which one is the 'better' offence for you. Keep in mind running a right light is often viewed more seriously than failing to keep in the marked lane.
thanks for the answers - I have be summoned to court for the traffic offence of running a red-light - can this offence be changed on the day? surely it cant, as you have to defend yourself against the charges that are given before the court.
Most properly yes, the Magistrate/Judge will dismiss the red light and ask the related authorities to issue the proper infringement, if you are lucky it could be dismissed altogether, you will never know what will happen until you attend the court.
Why did you go to court? If I were you, I would ask for a review first. The point to consider is using the court time, I think the best option is to ask for review and if the result was the red light stands, then go to court.
You need to consider the point of having the review process. This is meant to untilse the court's time for cases that need a court, yours may not need a court as it is obvious. The Magistrate/Judge may not like you attending without the review.
As mentioned that if the review stated the red light infringement stands, then go to court and mention it in the court too. [This is only my opinion and it does not present the practice of the court- just to be on the safe side]
Im in NSW, and I helped someone to write a review and it came with a positive response, the infringement was dismissed. There are strict guidelines they follow; one which is to have a clean record, if someone does not have a clean record then it may not get reviewed. It does work but don't forget there are millions of reviews sent so the system has to operate on strict guidelines.Is that review process really real though? I used it a few times and get a generic rejection reply. There is nothing in the rejection letter specific to my situation which would indicate to me that someone actually read my letter. I think the system operates like Great Benefit insurance - reject all claims.
As you can see from the image - I am turning left on a green light, but I am to attend court for running a red light.
Do I have a legitimate reason to attend court and argue the case under traffic law?