It's time for Clark County to cease the out-of-control towing and storage fees in Las Vegas
To: The Clark County Commission:
Anyone who has experienced the nightmare of an automobile accident knows that your life can change in an instant.
On your way home from work when everything seems to be going just fine, you suddenly find yourself reeling from a car wreck. When the dust has settled and as you begin to wipe the blood from your face, you then deal with the fact that something as innocent as traveling down a public road can turn your life upside down.
As the cops investigate and the tow trucks arrive, things get worse when the ambulances take their positions. Suddenly, you find yourself wondering who to call next and what youíre going to do the following day when reality sets it.
Itís an absolute drag especially as you realize that accidents happen and this time itís your turn.
This time that wreck you passed by so many times includes you. The flashing lights signal the fact that this is serious business and a hospital visit is among the countless things that you must now deal with.
Youíre cut up physically and youíre a mess emotionally. There are two or more vehicles being towed away as you suddenly realized that youíre miles from home without a way to reach your destination.
If you can find help, youíre embarrassed to let the recipient of your call know that you need a ride; even though the accident may not have been your own fault. With each step comes another challenge ranging from wanting to make sure everyone is OK to trying to find out what youíre going to do for transportation in the coming days.
You have countless concerns on your mind right now. All of a sudden, you have to deal with what seems like a multitude of challenges compounded by the fear that your world has been upended in a split second.
Once you have had time to assure yourself you will recover from your bad day, you suddenly realize that one problem will soon be followed by yet another headache.
You see, itís at that point that you must visit your local junkyard to revisit your nightmare by touring the local junkyard. You tour the wreckage of untold vehicles to retrieve your belongings thinking that the worst of the day is behind you.
Unfortunately, you discover that visiting your local junkyard to get your wallet or your glasses or your briefcase can also be expensive Ė to the tune of about $2,000 per day.
The vultures of the junk yard business capitalize on your beaten soul. They donít care what you have been through knowing full well that every step you take and every request you make is just another charge on what may be termed the worst time of your life.
The bill gets higher with every visit even though the accident may not have been the result of your own mistake.
The experience reminds you of the time you visited a mortuary. Your bad day was made worse by the fact that every conceivable decision included an added fee during the worst day of your life.
The junk yard business is getting away with highway robbery in many cases while driving up your insurance costs at the same time. For way too long, the industry has preyed on people at their wits end who also donít have the energy to fight back.
That said, itís time to end the unregulated pillaging of honest people who simply had a bad day before finding themselves mired in the disgusting world of the junkyard business.
Bobby Ellis has a fair and humanistic alternative to the business that has capitalized on people for way too long.
Itís based on a $20 daily flat fee rather than the pay-as-you-go junkyard businesses that charge for everything. Compare Ellisís fee with that of the others that range from $29.50 to $43.00 along with various other charges that added fees of several hundred dollars.
Everything from being able to simply visit your latest nightmare to having the audacity to need the car moved for God-only-knows-how-much extra money.
If youíre the one operating the cash register, itís an industry that is a big cha-ching while taking advantage of those who have had a bad day. The mere fact that you can charge someone what you do without feeling guilty is proof enough that youíll never need heart surgery simply because you donít have a heart to begin with.
So letís change the current system that is nothing less than a rip off filled with unscrupulous scavengers operating in an industry rife with injustice built on fees based on the bad days we can all experience at one time or another.
There are a lot of people capitalizing on the misfortune of others thanks to the current junk yard industry.
Listen to Bobby Ellis and realize that you, too, could be the pour soul wandering through a junkyard revisiting your nightmare not realizing that the accident wasnít the worst part of your day.
Visiting your mangled machinery in that lecherous environment is worse than ever.
We tend to turn our backs on way too much in Clark County simply because particular practices have been a way of life for so many years.
Let's not let this go on any longer.
Listen to Bobby Ellis and an equitable idea that will not only save us money but also put an end what is nothing less than a legalized rip-off.
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