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    shudgens1978's Avatar
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    La Vergne, TN

    Towing vehicle with a tow strap

    Is there a TCA that makes reference to a passenger vehicle towing another vehicle with a tow strap? Do you ever stop vehicles for this? PM me.

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    I couldn't find a specific statute about using a strap to tow. Personally I would use the new "drivers to exercise due care" statute.

    55-8-136. Drivers to exercise due care.

    (a) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway, and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.

    (b) Notwithstanding any speed limit or zone in effect at the time, or right-of-way rules that may be applicable, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care by operating the vehicle at a safe speed, by maintaining a safe lookout, by keeping the vehicle under proper control and by devoting full time and attention to operating the vehicle, under the existing circumstances as necessary in order to be able to see and to avoid endangering life, limb or property and to see and avoid colliding with any other vehicle or person, or any road sign, guard rail or any fixed object either legally using or legally parked or legally placed, upon any roadway, within or beside the roadway right-of-way including, but not limited to, any adjacent sidewalk, bicycle lane, shoulder or berm.

    (c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
    I'm 10-8 like a shark in a sea of crime..

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    With some of the cars in our fleet, tow straps should be issued equipment!!!

    Seriously, though, I don't see a problem unless it a busy primary roadway & the strap is of proper tensile strength.

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