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Old 05-08-2023, 10:34 AM #1
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TRD PRO towed -City of Boston "street sweeping"

City of Boston tows all vehicles left on the streets scheduled for street sweeping.
I have seen this TRD PRO towed twice in the last 30 days. First time on a flat bed, second time on a "hook" which means they need to break into the 4runner to force it into neutral. (which took under 5 seconds) fast fwd to 2:42
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I thought they nixed the towingin lieu of a higher fine last year, but it seems like they are back to towing again this year.

Either way, these tow truck drivers can yank someone in seconds, its wild around here when they come through.
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How do they release the parking brake?
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How do they release the parking brake?
they break into the car...... move shift lever to neutral and away they go. not sure if anybody in the city uses the emergency brake, and in the 5th gen you can release it with your foot? - pedal on left
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I thought they nixed the towingin lieu of a higher fine last year, but it seems like they are back to towing again this year.

Either way, these tow truck drivers can yank someone in seconds, its wild around here when they come through.
There was a pause during the pandemic shut down in the city of Boston, but they resumed towing.
I know the "higher fine thing" vs. towing is now in pilot mode on the other side of the charles river - cambridge
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I don't feel bad. Park correctly.
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thanks for the heads up-------just revisited it and its now public
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I'm not a genius but it seems like a money making scam to me. They no doubt charge a hefty impound fee to get your car back.

Seems like it would be easier to just sweep around it like they do in every place I've lived.

And isn't the transmission locked in park without the key? IDK, maybe not?
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