Matt Foster/Townsquare Media[/caption]The Cheyenne Police Department is asking the Cheyenne City Council to tighten the regulations governing tow truck operators in the city.

Police spokesman Officer Dan Long says the proposal would cap tow fees for companies used by the department at $160 and require them to arrive on the scene within 30 minutes of being contacted. A third provision would require the drivers to take a safety course.

Long says the department has gotten complaints from local residents who says they have been charged as much as $700 to have their cars towed. Other motorists have said it has taken up to an hour for the truck to arrive on the scene. He says police  would like to have accident scenes cleared quickly to avoid unnecessary disruption of traffic.

The proposal is scheduled for introduction at tonight's city council meeting.