Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Phoenix Tow Trucks

So, what is it about Phoenix, AZ and tow trucks. A couple of weeks ago there was this posting about a tow truck driver who seemingly damages a vehicle, and then gets very upset when he sees someone taking photos. But then today we hear of tow truck drivers pushing legally parked vehicles into tow-away zones. But that's not all! Today's Arizona Republic has a story about how the Phoenix City Council is considering raising the fees these companies can charge by over 16 percent. The kicker though is this paragraph:

Subcommittee members said they also wanted to look at possibly crafting an ordinance that would prohibit towing companies from posting false rates on their signs. Observations of 39 private-property tow warning signs found that all contained a different maximum rate than allowed under the city code, according to a report from the City Auditor Department. The majority of signs claimed the towing fee was $500. All but five signs listed tow rates of $100 or more.

Get that? The City Auditor finds that All 39 signs contained false rates, yet the politicians want to consider possibly prohibiting towing companies from posting false rates!


Post a Comment

<< Home