Do Tow Trucks Give You a Ride?

If you’ve broken down, been in an accident or need to transport a vehicle, you might be wondering whether you can hitch a ride with your tow truck driver. While you can call a friend or catch a taxi, it’s often more convenient to travel with your car and make sure it gets where it’s going. So, do tow trucks give you a ride after an accident or breakdown? In this article we’re going to answer some of the most common questions we get about riding with our towing Ipswich drivers.

Do Tow Trucks Give You a Ride?

Yes! In most cases your tow truck operator will be happy to give you a ride after an accident or breakdown. Your safety is always our top priority, so we’re happy to give you a ride home or to your mechanic’s workshop. That means you can accompany your car to sort out any work it needs and that you won’t be left stranded on an unfamiliar street.

It’s important to ask your tow truck driver whether they’re able to give you a ride or not. There’s no legal requirement for tow trucks to give you a lift home. While we always make sure our customers are safe and sound, your driver may not be able to help, so might have to make other arrangements. When calling us to book your tow truck, let us know whether you’ll need a ride, and then confirm with your driver once they arrive.

Getting a Ride After an Accident

Tow truck drivers are normally happy to give you a ride home after you’ve been in a car accident. But, if you’re injured in the accident, you should contact 000 and ask for paramedics. The forces involved in car accidents mean that minor bumps and bruises can turn into serious injuries when left untreated. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so your tow truck driver might insist that you call an ambulance if you need medical attention.

Riding in a Tow Truck with Children

It can be a bit tricky to get a ride with your tow truck driver if you’re travelling with children. Most tow trucks only have a single row of seats. While it’s legal in Queensland for children of any age to ride in the front row, they need to be properly restrained. That can be a problem if a tow truck doesn’t have the right anchor points to attach a car seat.

If you’re stuck on the side of the road with babies or kids under 7 years of age, let your towing company know. Some tow trucks have multiple rows of seating with appropriate anchor points for child restraints. That means you’ll be able to transfer the car seats from vehicle to the tow truck and safely buckle your kids into the back!

Can a Tow Truck Give You a Ride if You’re Travelling as a Group?

Like we said above, common tilt-tray tow trucks only have one row of seats. If you’re travelling as a group then it’s unlikely that you’ll all be able to hitch a ride with your tow truck operator. When this happens we usually give the owner of the broken down vehicle a ride. That means you can accompany your car to the mechanic or back home and take care of any work that needs to be done. Unfortunately, that also means the rest of the group will need to arrange some other way to get home. If your group is too large to fit in a tow truck and you have no other way home then let us know. We may be able to send a larger truck to meet you and give you a lift to somewhere more convenient.

Get Home Safely with 24/7 Accident and Breakdown Towing from Harvey’s!

Getting home can be one of the most stressful parts about having an accident or breakdown. Especially if you’re stuck in an unfamiliar place, getting a ride from your tow truck Redlands driver can be a real life-saver! At Harvey’s Towing your safety is always our first priority. We attend accidents and breakdowns all over Brisbane and South East Queensland, and our heavy haulage towing drivers are happy to help you get home. If you ever find yourself stranded on the side of the road then let us know. We’ll send a tow truck to meet you as soon as possible, and we’ll usually be able to give you a lift home or to your mechanic’s workshop. You can contact us online at any time to book a tow truck, or call us on 07 3297 0911 for our 24/7 accident and breakdown towing service!