Do Tow Trucks have Authority?
As I was coming home from work going East bound Toledo Blade in Port Charlotte/North Port, I had a tow truck with his orange lights flashing really tailing me down this road. He then proceeded to turn his highbeams on and you could see him getting around in my rearview mirror that I would not pull over (I really could not at the time). So he then decided to get into the other lane into oncoming traffic to pass myself and drivers ahead of me. I believe he was rushing to I-75. It has been a while since I've taken driving courses, but do tow trucks have the authority as police and or firefighters and ambulances when it comes to their lights flashing? MUST you pull over for them?
Also, do any of you know of a way to look into Tow Truck companies by where they were headed so that I may contact this company for what could have been another accident on their hands involving their own driver?
Thank you for your help!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007