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Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« on: February 28, 2024, 08:06:59 pm »
Another PCN received from Redbridge council for entering and stopping in a Yellow Box Junction.

I was turning left into Horns Road and as the traffic moved I thought I had enough space to enter and exit the YBJ. Admittedly the rear right tyre is still in the box as I stopped behind traffic but most of my car is out and seems a bit harsh since I am not affecting the flow of traffic which is the purpose of the YBJ.

Any grounds for appeal?


Council video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcIjmFe4fiY


PCN:
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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2024, 08:15:09 pm »
Looks like a pretty good worked example in a training session for adjudicators of what de minimisin a box junction means ! The PCN is money-grubbing PCN we see far too often. However the council, venal and rapacious as ever, are unlikely to give way, so you'd have to take them to London Tribunals and risk the full PCN penalty. And as de minimis is subjective, (no definition of it, you just know it when you see it), you could well lose.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2024, 09:43:29 pm »
The whole PCN please.
There are known knowns which, had we known, we would never have wished to know. It is known that this also applies to the known unknowns. However, when one attends a hearing, Mr Rumsfeld's idea that there are also unknown unknowns fails to apply because, anyone who is in the know, knows that unknown unknowns are purely a deception otherwise known as an aleatory experience or also known as a lottery. I know that I know this to be a fact and, in this knowledge, I know that I am fully prepared to present my case but, paradoxically, in full knowledge that the unknown unknowns may well apply in view of some adjudicators' lack of knowing what they ought to know through no fault of their own.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2024, 11:39:46 pm »
You weren't committing an offence if there was enough room for you to move forward a few inches and clear the box.  Due to the level of glare in the video it's very hard to confirm if you could or couldn't have done this.  As well as de minimis I'd also challenge on this ground.

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2024, 12:42:32 pm »
Thanks for the replies.


Looks like a pretty good worked example in a training session for adjudicators of what de minimisin a box junction means ! The PCN is money-grubbing PCN we see far too often. However the council, venal and rapacious as ever, are unlikely to give way, so you'd have to take them to London Tribunals and risk the full PCN penalty. And as de minimis is subjective, (no definition of it, you just know it when you see it), you could well lose.

OK, I agree it's harsh and it's a cash cow for the council but just wanted to know if it's worth the risk of paying out the full penalty. Any previous experience of such de minimis cases and whether it's been won at Tribunal?



The whole PCN please.

Attached below.


You weren't committing an offence if there was enough room for you to move forward a few inches and clear the box.  Due to the level of glare in the video it's very hard to confirm if you could or couldn't have done this.  As well as de minimis I'd also challenge on this ground.

Sorry a bit unclear on this argument. Are you saying that if there was room in front me to move into but I am still stationary in the YBJ then does that mean I wouldn't be committing an offence?


For a de minimis challenge, what would I state as my reasons for challenging the PCN, is there a template I can use?

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2024, 09:30:07 pm »
@syd16 we need the PCN number and number plate in order to give proper advice.
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I practice law in the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, London Tribunals, the First-tier tribunal for Scotland, and the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for Northern Ireland, but I am not a solicitor nor a barrister.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2024, 04:05:30 pm »
PCN: AF98214426
REG: YD22 FVH

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 09:25:40 pm »
Well we could have tried something with this but as you've paid it's too late.
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I practice law in the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, London Tribunals, the First-tier tribunal for Scotland, and the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for Northern Ireland, but I am not a solicitor nor a barrister.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2024, 12:06:42 am »
Itís a lease car and the leasing company automatically paid the charge but said I can still appeal within the timeframe (which has now passed) but I didnít get a response here in time so didnít bother.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2024, 02:19:35 am »
Itís a lease car and the leasing company automatically paid the charge but said I can still appeal within the timeframe (which has now passed) but I didnít get a response here in time so didnít bother.
@syd16 it doesn't work like that, by paying the penalty the lease company has removed your right to appeal. The lease company may well say that you can still appeal, but that's because they're morons and have no idea how any of this works: once the penalty is paid the council can laugh all the way to the bank and any challenges go straight in the bin.

It's a pity as we can pretty much beat 99% of lease car cases.

If it's a personal lease you can force them to take the hit on this, as depriving you of the right to appeal by paying the penalty is a breach of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. I'm happy to help you with that if you'd like to pursue it.
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I practice law in the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, London Tribunals, the First-tier tribunal for Scotland, and the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for Northern Ireland, but I am not a solicitor nor a barrister.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2024, 10:06:59 am »
My thoughts exactly, I don't understand how I could have appealed it once they already paid the fine. It is a personal lease.

How do I proceed and what would be involved if I pursue it?

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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2024, 01:01:33 pm »
Have you paid the £65 to the lease company already?
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I practice law in the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, London Tribunals, the First-tier tribunal for Scotland, and the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for Northern Ireland, but I am not a solicitor nor a barrister.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2024, 01:34:17 pm »
They've told me it would be added as an additional charge (£65 penalty + £15 administration) to my account which would come out of my usual lease payment next month.

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2024, 01:48:30 pm »
They've told me it would be added as an additional charge (£65 penalty + £15 administration) to my account which would come out of my usual lease payment next month.
Is the lease paid by direct debit?
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I practice law in the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, London Tribunals, the First-tier tribunal for Scotland, and the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for Northern Ireland, but I am not a solicitor nor a barrister.

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Re: Yellow Box Junction - Ilford - Horns Road
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2024, 02:27:39 pm »
Yes itís paid by direct debit.