Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Recently the Orlando City Council approved fee increases for both tow truck companies and taxi drivers.
The fee increase impacts both the drivers as well as the passengers in different ways.
Before the increase was passed taxis needed to renew their city driving permit and have a state criminal background check done every three years, now taxi drivers must have these completed annually.
Commissioner Daisy Lynum states that their goal is to keep passengers safe as best they can and part of that is knowing someone’s background.
Tow Truck companies objected to an increase in the Bill and were quick to push back as they believed it was excessive and unlawful. The increase was for an additional $100 for every towing contract they have with property owners. Meaning, if a tow truck company has 10 contracts, they are on the hook for $1,000.
The fees don’t stop there however and car owners as well will need to pay $25 more to retrieve their vehicle. Now new prices are $125, compared to the historical $100.
City officials seem very determined to ensure that towing rules are in fact followed. Though some people feel that the city is simply looking out for their well-being other people feel that the city needs money and that's why they're increasing the fees.
A local 24 hour orlando towing website http://www.24-7OrlandoTowing.com states that though the government may need more money, there are certainly other ways to increase revenue besides increasing fees, such as lowering spending.