I sympathise with the reader who got trapped in the yellow box junction (Ticket woe, August 7).

This is a common occurrence when traffic suddenly stops.

The only way round it would be for every single driver to stop at the junction until the exit is clear, considering the number of these junctions, the whole of London would soon become gridlocked.

As for the fine, totally inappropriate for a minor slip, some worse offending criminals get off with just a caution.

A. Hills

Edward Avenue