Included in the law’s provisions are that require counties, cities, and the Florida Highway Patrol to publish their respective maximum towing and storage rates online. Credit: Bigstock Included in the law’s provisions are requirements for counties, cities, and the Florida Highway Patrol to publish their respective maximum towing and storage rates online. Credit: Bigstock

Florida has enrolled a law that reforms the state’s towing regulations to protect consumers from predatory towing practices, which the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported is a significant issue in the state.

“There is a real need for comprehensive reform to protect consumers from unfair and exploitative practices,” said Melony Bell of the Florida House of Representatives. “Until meaningful reform is enacted, individuals in Florida will remain vulnerable to the pitfalls of predatory towing, with the potential for financial hardship and emotional distress looming over every parking decision.”

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