I am writing to support of the letter “Impound fees unfair” (Letters, Feb. 7). The term “highway robbery” comes to my mind right now. I don’t think people are aware of how these towing companies are taking advantages of sorry situations.
Recently my daughter woke up to a meter maid and a tow truck just starting to tow her car. Unknowingly, her tags had lapsed; she had moved a lot and being young and inexperienced – long story short, the law said they could do this to her. She gave them her keys and they towed it less than two miles. Later that day she took care of the tags and went to retrieve her car. They charged her $220! If she hadn’t had family to help her, she would have lost her car, too. It was less than two miles and maybe 4 hours of storage.
Something needs to be done about this. I am with the previous writer. This should not be considered reasonable.
Patricia Prows, Atwater