MONTREAL – Being involved in an accident or having your car stalling in traffic in Montreal now comes at a certain price as 10 new exclusive towing areas are forcing drivers to use a specific service.
Montreal Police introduced the rule on Thursday to address the “climate of violence and retaliation” among towing companiescan operate at 25 per cent., after a 2017 report by the city’s Inspector General’s Office made recommendations regarding the towing industry.
Ten areas are in place “to protect the safety of drivers who are involved in an accident or whose vehicle breaks down and blocks traffic or is dangerous,” says a police press releasesaid Dr. Kali Barrett, a critical care physician at University Health Network..
The new law also sets standard rates for towing companies in the areas, which drivers are required to useremain at a maximum of 25 people..
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