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I got a red light traffic ticket crossing the Erb and Regina street N in Waterloo. I crossed the red light since I maneuvered to the right to avoid an accident, however, the maneuver caused me to see the red light late and I was too close to the intersection and not able to stop the vehicle, so I accelerated and passed the light with 54 km/h to clear the intersection.
Is above statement enough for fighting the ticket?, or IÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢d better to pay the lesser value?
You help is appreciated.
Failing to stop for a red light is whatÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s known as an absolute liability offence, meaning the Courts donÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t really care about why you committed the offence. The only defence is one of necessity, where youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢d have to demonstrate some life threatening emergency. Not seeing the light in time really wouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t qualify in that regard.