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WATCH: Province tries to crack down on tow truck drivers
Liberals try to make-good on lowering insurance rates
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The province is calling it the Roadside Assistance Protection Act, a piece of legislation aimed at curbing fraud in the tow truck industry. The Liberal government also hopes this will help reduce your car insurance rates.

Minister of Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles says this legislation would force tow truck drivers to get permission from you before they do anything, publicly post prices, accept credit card payments and give you itemized invoices.

It would also regulate the industry.

MacCharles says she's heard horror stories from those who needed a tow, some facing demands of paying hundreds of dollars in cash from towers before a service is even performed.

She points out the cost of premiums is tied to how much claims are, so if a claim like a towing charge is needless high, your insurance will suffer.

The province is trying to make good on a promise to reduce car insurance rates by an average of 15 per cent over two years.

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The province is calling it the Roadside Assistance Protection Act, a piece of legislation aimed at curbing fraud in the tow truck industry. The Liberal government also hopes this will help reduce your car insurance rates.

Minister of Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles says this legislation would force tow truck drivers to get permission from you before they do anything, publicly post prices, accept credit card payments and give you itemized invoices.

It would also regulate the industry.

MacCharles says she's heard horror stories from those who needed a tow, some facing demands of paying hundreds of dollars in cash from towers before a service is even performed.

She points out the cost of premiums is tied to how much claims are, so if a claim like a towing charge is needless high, your insurance will suffer.

The province is trying to make good on a promise to reduce car insurance rates by an average of 15 per cent over two years.

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