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What Should You Do When Traffic Police Tows Your Bike?

Steps to follow when towing your two-wheeler

If your beloved bike ever gets towed, it's important to take immediate action to recover it. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Contact the local police

The first and most important step is to notify the nearest police station about the situation. Also, provide them with the two-wheeler’s registration number and other relevant details. They can confirm if your vehicle has been towed and guide you on the next steps.

2. Gather information from eyewitnesses.

Talk to any witnesses who were present when your two-wheeler was towed. They may have valuable information about the accident, such as when it happened and who towed it. This information may be useful in case of future disputes or wrongful towing.

3. Visit the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO).

Even after trying all the ways to find your car, you need help finding it or getting relevant information from the local police; It is advised to visit the nearest RTO. They may ask you for necessary details like vehicle registration number, engine chassis number, etc. They might inquire about the reasons for towing. Ultimately, they will guide you in retrieving your two-wheeler.

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Once you determine why your two-wheeler was towed, here's what you should do:

1. Prepare with mandatory documents

Gather all the required documents such as driving license (DL), vehicle registration certificate (RC), chassis number and two-wheeler insurance policy. Make sure you have an active bicycle insurance policy. These documents will be necessary to prove ownership and facilitate the launch of your two-wheeler.

2. Inspect for damages

Next, check for any damage your two-wheeler may sustain during the towing process. If there are new dents or cracks, document them and consider filing for reimbursement, especially if you have own-damage insurance coverage for such damage.

3. Pay penalties

Finally, if the reason your two-wheeler is towed due to a traffic violation, there may be fines or penalties. Pay the required amount to settle the violation and get custody of your two-wheeler.

Summing it up!

It is essential to park your two-wheeler in designated areas and follow traffic rules to avoid towing hassles. In addition, you must have a valid two-wheeler insurance policy as well as an RC and DL that provides assistance in such situations.

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