London Borough of Merton – Entering and stopping in a box junction

SITUATION

The Enforcement Authority believed the appellant had stopped within a yellow junction box.


The appellant claimed they did not stop within the yellow junction box, they were in fact moving very slowly within the box.


WHY WAS IT ALLOWED?

The adjudicator analysed the CCTV footage and concluded that the vehicle was in fact moving slowly.

The main indicator of that was because there was no break lights present. Once the vehicle did stop the yellow junction box cross hatches were not visible below the vehicle.

Therefore the contravention did not occur.