Section 59 Warnings

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Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1593Post Roller
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:51 am

Section 59 Warnings

The police can issue you with a S59 for almost anything while you are in charge of your car.
They can issue you with one for making excessive noise for instance.
This could even be playing loud music or revving your engine unnecessarily.

If they suspect that you have been speeding or using your car in a manner likely to cause distress or alarm to anyone they can issue you with a Section 59 warning.
They can also take away your car and you have to pay £150.00 to get it back and £20.00 for every day they have it.

If they give you a Section 59 warning, this stays on the police databases for 12 months.
If you get stopped again within that time for anything they suspect you of doing wrong, they will take your car off you.
So in all likelihood when you are in front of a police car with an ANPR your car will flag up and they will probably stop you to have a chat :angel:

Remember they only have to "suspect" you of doing something or have "reasonable grounds" you contravened the Road Traffic Act (Section 3 or 34).
If they have no proof of your "wrongdoing" they will give you a S59 "warning".

I am posting this because my friend has been given a warning for suspected speeding.
He was driving at 3am and nobody was about except a speeding police car behind him in order to catch up.
My friend insists he was not going over the 30 MPH limit and wasn't driving inconsiderately either.
He feels that the police had nothing better to do on the night!

Is this what the police have come to?
They can take a dislike to you and give you their stupid warnings knowing that within 12 months they can do the dirty on you.
The problem is that there is no right to appeal against the Section 59's so you can't challenge them!

Take care everyone!

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1604Post Caravan Man
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:57 pm

No right to challenge a Section 59 :shock:
They are taking liberties :thumbdown:

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1641Post Wheelspin
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:03 pm

Its down to what the police think and its all wrong.
It proves that all they want is a police state.
These things need to be challenged every time they bring silly regulations out.

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1650Post Caroline
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:22 pm

My friend got a Section 59 warning but its finished now.
The police had no proof that she was speeding so took the easy way out.
They just suspected her of speeding.
No recording equipment - nothing!

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1660Post Charlie
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:14 pm

So if a policeman has had a row with his missus he can be let loose on anyone he wants without any objections - that's so wrong.
Stay safe everyone!

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1726Post Wheelspin
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:23 pm

What happened to those speed awareness courses?

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 1739Post Tripper
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:03 am

I had a mate who got a Section 59 warning from a copper and he drove like an old woman for 12 months :fingers:

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 2022Post Speedy
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:20 am

Charlie wrote:So if a policeman has had a row with his missus he can be let loose on anyone he wants without any objections - that's so wrong.
Yet, sounds about right!
Go ahead punk, make my day!

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 2040Post Motor Mouth
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:20 pm

Another way of controlling people by giving the coppers the right to do as they please.
The Section 59 warnings that they are dishing out right, left and centre are one of the ways that these public servants can express their authority.
Lets face it they have very little real authority except shopping you and making sure you appear in court because they want a feather in their cap.
The coppers are soft as pooh when not in uniform with their weapons and prancing around with their mates in cars provided by us.
My other car is a Reliant Robin and you can say what you like!

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Re: Section 59 Warnings

Post: # 2045Post Wheelspin
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:50 am

You can get a Section 59 warning from the police for anything to do with anti-social behaviour while in a car.
Just like in the street, if you go around upsetting people, you will get a minimum of a warning about the behaviour.

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