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I tend to ignore ASL abuse as it's so prevalent and it's clear the police really can't uphold the law. I thought I'd show this one as it's a blatant and obvious ASL abuse. There's no excuse of going through the first line on green and having to stop by the second line on amber/red here. It's just plain lazy or ignorant driving.

Highway Code Rule 178 (backed up by the RTA).
Advanced stop lines. Some signal-controlled junctions have advanced stop lines to allow cycles to be positioned ahead of other traffic. Motorists, including motorcyclists, MUST stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. if the junction ahead is blocked. If your vehicle has proceeded over the first white line at the time that the signal goes red, you MUST stop at the second white line, even if your vehicle is in the marked area. Allow cyclists time and space to move off when the green signal shows.

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