My question involves a traffic ticket from the province of: British Columbia, Canada
I was wondering. I got a failure to stop at red light at intersection (Section 129 (1)), but when I entered the intersection, it was yellow. It just turned red as soon as I entered it. The cop car was on the intersection that I passed, so they probably just saw their light turned green for them when I was passing and assumed that I ran a red. So would it be possible to fight this since I really didn't run a red light if I entered the intersection while it was yellow. But would the judge believe me? or would they just believe everything the cop says?
129 (1) Subject to subsection (2), when a red light alone is exhibited at an intersection by a traffic control signal, the driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection and facing the red light must cause it to stop before entering the marked crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if there is no marked crosswalk, before entering the intersection, and subject to the provisions of subsection (3), must not cause the vehicle to proceed until a traffic control signal instructs the driver that he or she is permitted to do so.
According to the section, it says I have to stop if I am facing the red light, but I was facing the yellow light when I entered the intersection, so I can argue that didn't break that section, and they didn't say anything about me running a yellow light, so do I have a chance?