My vehicle was towed and my licensed was suspended for 7 days.
The tow company is giving me the following two options.
Option A: $1808 includes the full bill with tax
Option B: $1550 cash with no bill no tax
$350 for the initial hook
$10/km for 16KM (401 to their impound yard)
$100/day at the impound
$350 for paperwork
The math doesn't even add up; what rights do I have as a human being in Canada? I would like to get my vehicle out of the impound at a fair rate.
Can anyone please guide me? What can I do? I was advised there may be some sort of rate sheet available? How do I go about seeing this?
Every a municipality will be different. They may have general rates, collision rates, mileage rates within their boundaries, rates for regular streets, rates for residential towing, private property, etc. They may let tow drivers also determine rates for additional factors (hassle factors like moving your car into a different position, using dollies, etc).
Usually, municipalities write up these by laws to protect vulnerable individuals after an accident. They aren't really catered to rates for roadside suspensions. A collision may have a flat fee, but it wouldn't necessarily cover you for a stunt driving charge. In that case, they'll allow tow drivers to base their rates on time of day, distance from scene, etc.
You can get somewhat of an idea here for the City of Toronto.