2005-05-06 / Community

City Law: Dayton Plaza Tow Signs Illegal


The Dayton Plaza Shopping Center has been towing “illegal parkers” for the past week, but a New York City law says that the shopping center and those who tow the motorists who spend too much time in the lot are doing so illegally. Pictured, a tow truck operator for B and M Towing puts an SUV on the hook prior to towing it last week.The Dayton Plaza Shopping Center has been towing “illegal parkers” for the past week, but a New York City law says that the shopping center and those who tow the motorists who spend too much time in the lot are doing so illegally. Pictured, a tow truck operator for B and M Towing puts an SUV on the hook prior to towing it last week.The Department of Consumer Affairs says that its mandate for parking lot signs is that each sign must include the name of the company doing the towing, their address and telephone number and the hours during which a motorist might redeem his or her car. These signs, pictured in the Dayton Plaza lot last week, do not have any of the requisite information. An expert has told The Wave that motorists who have paid to redeem their cars should contact the Department of Consumer Affairs to file a complaint and to begin the process of getting a refund.The Department of Consumer Affairs says that its mandate for parking lot signs is that each sign must include the name of the company doing the towing, their address and telephone number and the hours during which a motorist might redeem his or her car. These signs, pictured in the Dayton Plaza lot last week, do not have any of the requisite information. An expert has told The Wave that motorists who have paid to redeem their cars should contact the Department of Consumer Affairs to file a complaint and to begin the process of getting a refund.A legal sign posted at the Rockaway Sunset Diner. Note the name of the tow company, its telephone number, address and its hours of operation.A legal sign posted at the Rockaway Sunset Diner. Note the name of the tow company, its telephone number, address and its hours of operation.

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