Once towing businesses have a vehicle in their grip, they can essentially hold it for ransom, demanding before they release their prey whatever the law allows. Washington State Rep. Gerry Pollitt, who sponsored legislation in Seattle to combat such so-called “predatory towing” practises, reported hearing from constituents who “been towed and charged from $500 up to $2,000 to get their car back after a simple parking mistake.”Find additional information at Hattiesburg towing service.
Controversies over predatory towing have taken place across the country, from the state of Washington to Washington, D.C., which has been surrounded by predatory towing.The most responsible course is prompt towing in certain situations, such as when an improperly parked vehicle blocks the entrance to a lot or causes a safety hazard. But while the ultimate interest of property owners is simply maintaining their property, that’s not the case for towing businesses that enter into towing offending vehicle agreements. Towing companies want as many vehicles as possible to be removed, whether or not towing is reasonable under the circumstances.One common strategy is to hire “spotters,” from the towing companies, who patrol lots and report violations, relieving property owners of inconveniences they have not yet noticed.
When the towing trucks arrive, they work quickly. One Fort Lauderdale towing company removed a pair of improperly parked cars in no more than 90 seconds with the help of some lock-picking instruments, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Not surprisingly, the laws of California are among the strictest. This is one of the rare cases in which I believe that, at least for the most part, the regulatory fervour of the state is justified. Under California legislation, tow truck companies must obtain permission for each individual tow from property owners, rather than simply signing general contracts for entire properties. The authorization application must include the make, model, VIN and licence plate number of the particular vehicle. The law also prohibits businesses, except in exceptional circumstances, from towing vehicles within an hour of their initial observation.
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