rreschran Posted July 10, 2020 Share Posted July 10, 2020 OK ... who's up for a good debate? I just watched this TikTok video Ron posted on another thread (link below) finding it quite interesting while looking at it from the side of tower responsibility or tower recklessness. Just my opinion to suggest, while it's really cool and amazing to see just how fast a wrecker can, "Do its thing", I feel this video demonstrates what's WRONG with the towing and recovery industry. Because there's no regulation to the industry, these kinds of tactics promote the proverbial dollar over safety. I know ... this incident perhaps was an impound and authorized by an agency, but does that make it proper because the cop said it was OK? Does it demonstrate a dangerous action, "Is this a reckless action or business as usual?" Am I wrong? Let's say this tow was a repo, a regular tow, or PPI, and there were no officers or agencies involved. If a local traffic cop were to witness this action, here's what the citation's (violations) would likely read, especially in this state ... 1) Driving (backing) the wrong direction against traffic 2) Unsafe movement to the left or right 3) Driving across a painted center 4) No safety straps 5) No safety chains 6) No extention lights, AND, 7) Steering wheel not secured. For all intensive purposes, this WAS an unsafe load. These are the things that cops love to write tickets on. And, if convicted in-court, good luck finding an insurance provider as they'd drop the tow company faster than this car was towed. I believe this video demonstrates a reckless action by the tower and sends a wrong-message (especially) to the hundreds of new towers entering the towplace every year. If something were to happen and the car were to detatch injuring or killing someone, do you think the agency would claim responsibility? Sure it's cool, but look at it from a liability standpoint that's not even close to industry standard training. By the precision actions of the tow truck operator, I'd venture to say the tower had experience on-the-job. What do you think? R. Quote Randall C. Resch Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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