NJ Turnpike Commissioners Propose a New Cap on Some Towing Charges: No More “Haggling”

NJ.com reports, “Having your car break down on the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway is a headache, but toll officials want to give drivers a standard rate for towing to an alternate destination so they do not have to negotiate with tow truck drivers. . . . ‘It was the source of complaints by patrons,’ said Maura K. Tully [a turnpike attorney]. ‘If a patron said they wanted to be towed to an alternate location, they had to make their own arrangements.’” Turnpike commissioners decided on August 30 to propose a regulatory amendment (see Agenda Item 284-08-2016) that would cap tow charges for a non-commercial vehicle’s removal to an alternate site within New Jersey.