Improper Towing of Disabled Vehicle

In India, the rules and fines related to improper towing of a disabled vehicle vary depending on the state and city in which the incident occurs. However, the general guidelines are set by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

As per the rules, towing of a disabled vehicle should be done only by a licensed and authorized towing agency. The agency should have the necessary equipment, such as a crane or flatbed truck, to safely tow the vehicle without causing damage. Additionally, the towing agency should ensure that the vehicle is securely fastened to the towing vehicle.

If a vehicle is improperly towed, it can lead to accidents, damage to the vehicle, and inconvenience to the owner. To discourage such practices, the government has prescribed penalties for offenders. The fines can range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 10,000, depending on the nature of the offence.