Troopers Say Fees For Towing Need To Be Regulated

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The State Highway Patrol says those that clear the roads are ripping off the public.

Troopers say wrecking companies are price gouging by taking advantage of desperate motorists.

The patrol tried to regulate fees through policies that set maximums for tow truck drivers.

Their policy suggests a median price for wreckers in each troop on highway rotation to set their prices.

There are 21 counties in Troop A which consists of much of Eastern Carolina.

Now wrecking companies are fighting back with a bill blocking these policies.

Legislators are currently pushing for a wrecker storage fee of no more than 25 dollars a day.

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