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Is It Illegal To Go Through An Orange Light ?

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Just received a traffic ticket for going through an red light ( i guess) when the picture within the summons clearly shows that i was over half way across the junction when it turned Red, should i appeal ? can i appeal ? only a 500 baht fine but it's more the principle than the money !

 

 

 

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@OP : how do you know that the second picture was taken exactly when the light turned red?

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It's a gray zone.

It the light turns yellow (as it is colored elsewhere) you have to break if possible without causing danger.
That's the rule in countries I know (not from Thai law but guess no different).

 

500 Baht is cheap.

I paid 800. A creeping pickup (almost walking speed) before me just made it for the right turn and I followed although the light went yellow before I passed the stopline.

 

Don't appeal!

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3 minutes ago, tgw said:

@OP : how do you know that the second picture was taken exactly when the light turned red?

I don't but neither does anyone looking at the picture !

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1 minute ago, tgw said:

that any car without immediate followers would be required to make an emergency breaking

That is what I call nonsense.

 

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You have to stop at amber, unless it is unsafe to do so. So yes, crossing the intersection with amber lights would most likely be illegal, since it indicates you had plenty of time to stop.

There was a similar discussion here recently BTW.

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