Malcolm MacIntyre-Read, Much Wenlock, Shropshire s Neighbourhood Watch coordinator is fed up with the national mandated that motorists whose vehicles have been stolen have to pay recovery fees, and frankly, we're right with him here in the USA. It's one thing if you get towed due to your own negligence. It's quite another when somebody steals your property and the government that your taxes support charges you to get said vehicle back.
This is an extreme analogy, but it's akin to charging victims of rape for the supplies used to examine them post-trauma. It's insult on top of injury, and having been put through that wringer twice ourselves, we think it needs to change. Besides, if the governments were liable for the fees, they might actually do something to reduce auto theft. We're looking at you, San Francisco.
Call to Stop Fees Policy for Recovered Cars [Shropshire Star, UK]
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