- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A new Michigan law prohibits tow truck operators from harassing drivers at the scene of a car accident or disabled vehicle.

Tow truck drivers who use aggressive, badgering or unethical business practices to solicit customers will face a $1,000 fine. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the legislation Thursday.

Tow service operators won’t be punished for offering assistance as long as they leave if they’re told their services aren’t needed.

The law also prohibits local governments from requiring towing services to pay a fee for responding to disabled vehicles as a contract term between a towing service and the local government.

The legislation was sponsored by Republican Rep. Dale Zorn of Ida.

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