209.9. The custodian is entitled to retain the road vehicle until all towing and impounding charges have been paid.
Towing charges and daily impounding charges are fixed by regulation.
From the year 2003, 20% of the towing charges shall be indexed annually, according to the rate of variation of the average diesel fuel price computed according to the weekly data of the Régie de l’énergie du Québec for the preceding calendar year in relation to the previous year. That indexation applies in respect of towing carried out elsewhere than on the public roads specified in a regulation made under section 12.1.1 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Transports (chapter M-28).
If there are more than two decimals in an annual average or the rate computed under the third paragraph or the indexed amount of charges, only the first two decimals shall be retained and the second shall be increased by one unit if the third is equal to or greater than 5.
The Société shall publish the amount of the adjusted charges resulting from the indexation in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The adjusted charges come into force on 1 March of the year of publication.
1996, c. 56, s. 65; 2002, c. 29, s. 31.