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Offence: 'Running' Amber Light?

Is it an offence to ‘run’ an amber light?

That was the question before a court in Mildura this week.

A 22 year-old probationary driver was booked by Highway Patrol officers for passing through the Deakin Avenue lights at Eighth Street while the lights were amber.

Amber Traffic Light

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The Sunraysia Daily says the court was told the offence happened at 12:23am … and the car entered the intersection just as the light was about to change to red.

The Magistrate asked for a check on the road rules … as he was not familiar with that being an issue.

The court was then told it is an ‘offence to fail to stop at a yellow light unless it is unsafe to do so’.

While the charge was then found to be proven … the Magistrate dismissed it … saying there’d be no drivers left on the road if that rule was enforced every time.

Should the rule be changed?

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