Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chattanooga (TN) City Council Defers Tow Truck Ordinance

Here's the WDEF 12 News story:
Chattanooga city council members defer a vote on a new tow truck ordinance.

Several council members say they need more information to make a decision.

There's been a lot of controversy over whether or not to require a certain piece of equipment to clear the worst truck wrecks.

Now the council wants to look more at the time it takes to clear a wreck not the equipment used to do the job.

The proposed ordinance requires a 90 minute time limit.

The issues were brought forth Tuesday afternoon during a legal and legislative committee meeting.

"Our position is we want the road cleared as quickly as we can, as professionally as we can and we want some type of performance measure that a person has to meet and if they don't meet that performance measure, they are held to task," Bob VanHorn with the TDOT Help Program told council members Tuesday.

The proposed ordinance would also require additional training for tow truck operators.

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