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'Red means stop' - impatient drivers jump red lights at roadworks

PUBLISHED: 06:05 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 10:39 11 November 2019

Suffolk Highways has warned people about jumping red lights at temporary signals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Suffolk Highways has warned people about jumping red lights at temporary signals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Impatient drivers have been warned they could face hefty fines for flouting the law by jumping red traffic lights at roadworks across Suffolk.

Suffolk Highways - which looks after and maintains the county's road network, meaning that it is responsible for many roadworks - said it has been "receiving reports that road users have been jumping red lights at temporary traffic signals".

In a Tweet, it warned motorists: "These signals carry the same legal enforcement as the permanent fixtures. Please be reminded that these signals are in place to keep you safe. #RedMeansStop."

Most drivers caught failing to stop at a red traffic light are punished by a £100 fine and three points on their driving licence, which stay on their record for four years.

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