Yet One More Reason Not to Get Into an Accident: It'll Cost More For a Tow
That's something the Dallas City Council's Transportation and Environment Committee will take up this afternoon in advance of the issue going before council on Wednesday -- upping the rate for emergency wreckers dispatched to remove "wrecked, disabled and illegally parked vehicles from public streets and property." Right now, it'll run you about $95 -- which is the cheapest price among Texas cities surveyed. (In Austin, the cost is $150; it runs $135 in Fort Worth.) The city wants to up the minimum to $121, which makes the Greater Dallas Emergency Wrecker Association very happy. The city also wants to tack on a rule disallowing drivers from wearing cut-offs, tank tops and sandals while on duty. Hey, I don't go down to City Hall and tell you how to dress.