Contact Us

New Texas Law Protects Tow Truck Drivers

When I first moved to the ‘Lonestar State’, after crossing two-thirds of the country with no hassle, I was pulled over by a state trooper because he was issuing a citation to a motorist on the shoulder of Interstate 20 at 7:43 in the morning, and I had failed to make a lane change.

I don’t even think he finished writing the original citation to the person already subdued by his presence.  He jumped in ”Adam-12″, and strobe lighted my OUT OF STATE LICENSE PLATE for about a mile and a half, until I realized in disbelief that I was being called out!

Now I drive somewhere between Mr. Magoo and Mr. Ed, so I ruled out speed immediately, and was bewildered to hear I about a rarely enforced infraction, that forces me to vacate the lane.  Most of the other 49 states, include “if safe to do so”.

First of all, forget the moving violation momentarily.  Have you ever tried to make a safe lane change with 30 other vehicles trying to do the same at peak traffic periods (7:43 A.M.)?  I almost witnessed multiple collisions, as those that knew the law, scrambled for position similiar to the first 10 laps of the Indy 500!

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!

While you were sleeping last night, a new law was quietly breathing life into the highway system.  You MUST change lanes for a Tow Truck assisting motorists when towing their vehicles.

I see lots of fight on this one, so much in fact, that ”Judge Joe” may be re-newed for next season!  The key verbiage here is “when towing their vehicles”.  Really?  When does the “towing” officially begin?  And what about driving on a two lane highway?  Do I move into head-on traffic?

Be safe out there!

More From Q107

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q1077.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on CLASSIC ROCK Q107 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on CLASSIC ROCK Q107 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!