I have been filling in the UK visitor visa application online, and there is a section under convictions and other penalties:
A. Penalty for driving offences, e. g., disqualification for speeding or no insurance
Last year, in Australia, I received fine for not stopping at a red light, caught on a traffic camera, and incurred 3 demerit points on my driving record.
Do I need to declare that under this section? It never went to court. I received the notice of the fine by mail, and paid it in full.
I have checked with the Australian authorities who confirmed that I do not have a criminal record for this; it is only recorded on my driving licence.
Is it something that is expected to be declared on the visitor application form?
I wouldn't mind disclosing it, as it is a common traffic offence and a lot of people have the same on their licence. I am worried that it might be a reason to be refused a visa.