Free towing through Texas roadside emergency number-Fiction!

Texas Drivers Can Get Free Towing From a Phone Number on the Backs of Their Drivers LicensesFiction!



Summary of eRumor:
The author of this email has discovered an important phone number on the back of Texas drivers licenses that can be used for getting help if you face a roadside emergency…including free towing at taxpayer’s expense.

The Truth:

The number is legit, but not for free services.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the toll-free number 800 525-5555 can be used for reporting accidents, requesting roadside assistance and is also for reporting drug activities.  Not for free towing, however.

The number is used in similar ways in many other states including Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Montana.

updated 07/18/12