Fort Worth: Tow-truck GPS a good idea
A GPS system for tow trucks has been in use in major cities for many years. ("Will Fort Worth's proposed plans to clear highway wrecks cause more wrecks?" April 26)
Fort Worth is just catching up.
There will now be accountability for towing companies. They will stop being lax in response and make sure they have resources in place during critical times.
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The 911 call center will be able to ensure the nearest available unit is sent to the scene so that fire and police resources can be released from a crash more quickly.
Fort Worth is way ahead of Arlington, which has supported a monopoly by one towing company for who knows how long.
But neither seem to take into account the quality of customer service and fee-gouging comparisons of towing companies that might be called to make the tow.
The vehicle owner might not be covered by any towing insurance. Quite possibly it's a vehicle owner who can't afford the cost of vehicle maintenance alone.
Fort Worth's concerns about swarms of tow trucks trying to close in on a "tow" can be addressed by making the selection based on available/capable tow truck locations prior to the request from police for a tow.
Maybe Dallas has a more equitable and efficient approach that Mayor Rawlings might share with us.
—Robert W. Dawson,
Come together as a country
The Democrats and the Republicans need to remember what is most important, and that would be our country. ("Democrats can take page from French leader's playbook," Marc A. Thiessen, Sunday)
We need adult leaders instead of a bunch of bickering kids.
Enough is enough. Our country needs to be treated the way we deserve to be treated. For the good of our country, let’s show strength together instead of weakness separated.
It is up to you to make the decision to be either an adult who loves our country, or a hateful bully out to destroy our country.
Which is your decision?
For the love for our country, let’s all come together.
North Richland Hills
Thiessen says Democrats should be respectful of, and work with, President Trump.
While Democrats should respect the office Trump holds, how can they respect a man who lies constantly, ignores or denies facts he doesn't like, engages in disgusting and immoral behavior, and denigrates anyone who incurs his wrath?
As for cooperation, the Democrats seem to be giving Trump a taste of what Republicans gave President Obama for eight years.
As I recall, they opposed him at every turn, rejected attempts at compromise, and left a vacancy on the Supreme Court for a year while they refused to even consider his nominee.
—Don Davidson, Bedford