Failure to comply with
Road Signs / Traffic Lights


The offence

s.36 RTA 1988
Failure to Comply with

Road Signs/Traffic Lights

The sentence

Summary only offence
Maximum fine £1000
3 penalty points


Failure to comply with road signs or  traffic lights is a strict liability offence which carries the penalties listed above. It is for the person accused to prove that there was a deficiency in the sign or traffic light.

It is important to look into all the circumstances of each case as a conviction can lead to penalty points being added to your driving licence and eventually “totting up” to a driving ban. Failing to comply with road signs and traffic lights can also lead to more serious allegations such as careless driving or dangerous driving. 

Why choose us?

At Darton Law, our specialist team of Solicitors has experience in representing individuals accused of a variety of matters. We provide a professional and efficient service which will leave you confident that you are receiving the best advice and representation. We know that being accused of an offence is not an everyday event. We aim to provide easy to understand information and advice so you know where you stand and what options you have available throughout the process.

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