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Raleigh Approves New Towing Ordinance

Posted December 16, 2004 6:10 a.m. EST

— The City of Raleigh Tuesday approved a new towing ordinance that it had been discussing for several months.

The City Council voted to approve plans to prevent predatory towing in downtown.

The changes require towing companies to inform police within an hour of a towing made without consent.

It also sets the maximum towing rate at $100. Operators must also accept credit cards.

Council member Mike Regan was the only person who voted against the new ordinance, saying that it encourages law breaking.

The new law takes effect in 30 days.