Connecticut Town Discusses Towing for Outstanding Citations

Jan 20th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A proposed ordinance on the table in Stamford, Conn., may soon have tow trucks towing vehicles with several outstanding citations, according to a news report.

The ordinance would require authorities to tow or immobilize vehicles with six or more outstanding citations. The Board of Representatives’ Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposal today at 7 p.m. at the Government Center, the report states.

An existing ordinance allows the city to remove or immobilize vehicles with a half-dozen or more citations. The new measure, however, would make such action mandatory, according to the report. The job would be enforced by a traffic authority, such as police or a traffic violations officer.

The owner would have to pay whatever fees they owe for their citations, plus towing, booting and storage fees before being able to operate the vehicle again.