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Section 59

Discussion in 'Motors' started by TheCar551, 18 Sep 2021.

  1. TheCar551


    Joined: 1 Feb 2021

    Posts: 5

    Hi All,

    I apparently got two section 59’s within the space of one week.

    I was made aware that there was a car meet in the area and i received it because i was in the area and they couldn’t tell if i was attending.

    I got my car seized and had to pay an impound fee.

    My question is, if this happens again does my car get crushed?
  2. Muffin`


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 33,216

    Location: Bristol

    Before we can answer this honestly; what is the car?
  3. TheCar551


    Joined: 1 Feb 2021

    Posts: 5

    A 140i, bone stock. I rarely go to meets or anything similar. It’s my local shopping centre is used by hooligans
  4. Housey

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    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

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    Then yes it will be crushed.
  5. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    They don't (normally) just give a section 59 because they can't tell if you are attending a meet or not.
  6. tom_nieto


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,421

    Location: Birmingham

    Especially not 2! Is there a pops and bangs map available for the 140i?
  7. Werewolf


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: Panting like a fiend

    Aye I believe even for a section 59 they have to be able to show the person/car was present.
  8. Rroff

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    There are car meets now and again near where I work - they are pretty sparse handing out section 59s, do a few for speeding now and again or no MOT, etc.

    One of my work colleagues got a section 59 and wasn't even part of the meet but that was because of the under-lighting on his car.

    Some forces seem to use it a bit as a catch all but it is intended for when someone is actually present causing some kind of nuisance.
    Last edited: 18 Sep 2021
  9. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,844

    Location: Stafford

    Section 59 for no MOT?
  10. Dominic-Toretto

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Apr 2018

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    Unfortunately S59 legislation is abused by police, and is difficult to defend your self against.

    Even if you had gone to the meet and parked up, how would this satisfy condition A. It wouldn't. The legislation is clear that both condition A and B have to be satisfied for a S59, but officers conveniently forget this, or decide to just make it up on the spot as they don't actually need evidence, just "belief" that the vehicle was being used in such a manner.
  11. Dis86


    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 28,576

    Location: Northern England

    Imagine believing the OP.
  12. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,987

    Location: On the road....

    Judging by your previous posts, I’m seeing a trend here…
  13. HoneyBadger


    Joined: 2 Aug 2016

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    Location: Up above the streets and houses…

    We can only hope.
  14. Glanza


    Joined: 13 Mar 2007

    Posts: 11,053

    Location: South Yorkshire

    What sort of attitude did you give the police for them to give you 2 section 59 in a week?
  15. mjt


    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,111

    **** da popo blud brap brap skreeeeee
  16. muon


    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

    Posts: 20,710

    Location: London

    I'm confused. They can give section 59 by post and then seize the car?
  17. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

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    Pics/videos of car please.
  18. grudas


    Joined: 12 Mar 2008

    Posts: 21,655

    Location: West sussex

    No it won't.. they say that but it'll be impounded again and again costing you money. My mate has got a few 59s to name. It's very very rare that they crush the car. Never heard anyone getting it for being in the area so op is obviously not telling something.
  19. Housey

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    God knows. This poster seems to only have posts relating to traffic incidents. Troll town me thinks.
  20. Rroff

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    No - was just saying when there are car meets my way they tend do a few for no MOT, tax or insurance but they don't tend to just hand section 59s out because people turned up to a meet. Even the ones doing donuts were just told to move on last time.