Red light - fail to stop, ottawa
Police officer wrote up the ticket, but told me that he knows this intersection is complicated and that he will not be showing up in court if I decide to challenge the ticket. (He even recommended I challenge)
My question is, obviously I ran a red light, that's already sort of been established at the scene of the Car accident during the report. But is there any way if I challenge the ticket that they would actually reduce the fine or the demerit points based on the intersection being confusing?
I would not be challenging the fact that I ran the red light, but just the fact that the intersection should be re-designed, etc.
Anybody have any experience with this type of challenge? I've never had a traffic ticket violation, this is my first ticket and my first collision too.
My point is that I wasn't voluntarily speeding through trying to beat out a yellow light, etc. I was just genuinely confused and my first instinct should have been to slam the brakes rather than ask out loud to my friends "am I green or am I red?"