Mapping Boston's worst towing spots
Towing companies aggressively patrol certain locations in Boston, with little government oversight. A look at where, why and when more than 200,000 vehicles were towed between April 2009 and October 2011. Share your worst towing experiences » Related article »
Where we get towed from
NOTE: Store names are used to identify parking locations. Stores are not necessarily responsible for permitting vehicles to be towed.
Why we get towed ...
Reasons for 90,778 tows in Boston in 2010, the only full year for which statistics were available.
... and when
Percentage of tows for a given reason that occur during each hour of the day.
Concentrated in Allston and Brighton, near its tow yard.