If you’ve never experienced towing before, you’re lucky. Getting your vehicle towed is one of the most stressful situations you will ever face, especially if your rights are violated already. Illegal towing is more common than you might think. Every day, your police department gets complaints about illegal towing activities from tow trucks moving without licenses to high towing fees and rude behaviors. As a professional towing company, we’d like our customers and readers to be aware of all the aspects of towing; that is why we introduce you to the world of illegal towing right now. First of all, let’s answer some questions.
• Why Do Vehicles Get Towed?
There are three main situations where vehicles get towed.
- Illegal Parking.
- Vehicle Breakdown.
- Accidents. Your police department or any towing company can tow your vehicle due to one of these three situations.
• Who Can Tow Vehicles?
There are two types of trucks able to tow your vehicle.
- Tow trucks belonging to your police department.
- Tow trucks belonging to towing companies that have a license to tow vehicles if they violate the road rules. Any other company towing your vehicle is considered illegal.
• Illegal Parking & Towing:
One of the three main reasons for getting your vehicle towed is illegal parking.
Even if it is difficult to find a towing spot, don’t ever park illegally. You will get
relieved for a while but you will suffer for days to get your vehicle back again.
If there is a “No Parking” sign, respect it and don’t park.
People learn to respect this sign the hard way. It even may lead to traumatic
experiences. Imagine leaving your kids inside the vehicle for minutes and when you come back, your vehicle and the kids are towed; it is a disaster. Also, you need to be aware of the situations where your vehicle can be towed and you think you aren’t wrong to park there. For example
• You shouldn’t park within 4 meters of fire hydrants.
• You shouldn’t park on pedestrian lanes.
• You shouldn’t park in front of hospitals, clinics, fire stations, and other similar
places. Be aware of these situations not only to avoid getting towed but also to show your community the respect it deserves.
• Accidents & Towing:
Imagine getting a flat tire, or an empty fuel tank in the middle of the road. It will
lead to a traffic jam. To prevent traffic jams, your vehicle must be towed.
Drive carefully to avoid accidents and check your vehicle well before leaving to
avoid these situations.