Court upholds Chapel Hill towing ordinance

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:07 PM
The N.C Supreme Court today upheld Chapel Hill's towing ordinance, saying it has authority to regulate towing and require reasonable signage. The court said that credit cards can be taken as payment, but the town cannot limit the fee charged or prevent the towing company from passing credit card fees to the vehicle's owner.
The court ruled that Chapel Hill does not have authority to regulate mobile phone use behind the wheel.
Justices reviewed Chapel Hill's towing and cell phone ordinances after a local business, George's Towing and Recovery, questioned the town's authority to enact such laws.