Published On: December 11th, 20190 Comments
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Our towing service is on-call for all towing emergencies. If you’ve been pulled over and lost your licence – we can tow your car. Our tow truck drivers are available 24/7. But next time you have a drink – think before you drive.

Here are the facts from the TAC (Transport Accident Commission):

  • 1 in 5 driver fatalities in the last 5 years had a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) >0.05g/100ml
  • Unsurprisingly the peak times for drink driving are night time (6 pm – 6 am) throughout the week
  • Weekends see an extended risk with Drink Driving hours – starting at 4 pm on Fridays and 2 pm on Saturdays. Sunday mornings are also a high-risk time.

Victoria Police: Booze Bus

Fortunately, for the vast majority of drivers who do not drink drive – the Victoria Police are proactive in breath testing drivers. Apparently, more than 75000 drivers have been caught exceeding the legal limit since 1997.

Signs of alcohol impairment and the Penalties

Usually, impairment begins with a BAC of 0.02. Drivers who have had even a small amount of alcohol are more likely to

  • Speed
  • Misjudge distances
  • Take risks
  • React more slowly
  • Be sensitive to red lights
  • Have impaired peripheral vision

Every person reacts differently to alcohol, it depends on your body weight, fitness level, and of course the amount consumed. Be aware that standard drink recommendations to keep your BAC low may not accurately apply to you.

Penalties

The penalties applied are harsh, according to Vic Roads. If you’re caught drink driving with a BAC >0.05 you will:

  • lose your licence
  • need to complete a Behaviour Change Programme
  • have an interlock installed on re-licensing

These same rules will apply to Victorian license holders even if you’re caught interstate.

Drive Responsibly

In this day and age, there is no excuse for drink driving – public transport is good and reliable and there are plenty of rideshare apps at our finger-tips.

Our tow truck drivers are often called to accident scenes – we are here to help with all roadside emergencies but we would like the roads to be as safe as possible for all drivers

Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar
03:14 23 Jun 21
I had called up Kia roadside assist and they dispatched Harley to my house where the two front wheels of my car was stuck in mud and I needed the car to be towed out. It's your employees who make your organization great right? On that note - these 5 stars are for Harley from Gardenstate Towing. He was professional, explained what he was going to do, courteous to other people getting in and out of our way (other cars on the street). I did not have to do anything and the job was completed under 10 minutes! I would recommend calling them if you have a problem with towing!
Ben Broadby
Ben Broadby
15:16 12 Jun 21
Great service from Brett D, really appreciate the help when it was much needed. Highly recommend, on behalf of my dad Rod
Stafford Pup1
Stafford Pup1
00:04 10 May 21
Had a tyre blow out on motorbike trailer last night on the Monash Fwy, Don i think is who i spoke to when i called was great, new the exact location that city link towed to, (im hopeless with directions) tow truck driver was on time and he was nice to, pricing was good considering the time and location it needed to be towed back to, I am a female and actually felt at ease using this service and like I wasn't getting ripped of because i was a female. thanks guys
Kerry Groenewald
Kerry Groenewald
10:50 09 Apr 21
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Fast, professional, knowledgable & friendly service. Thank you so much!
Fraser Pyers
Fraser Pyers
07:21 03 Mar 21
The best towing service in Melbourne! The staff are super friendly and helpful! Will definitely use again!
Charles Pisani
Charles Pisani
10:59 07 Jan 21
Friendly service and delivered as promised
paul dunn
paul dunn
04:44 06 Jan 21
Great towing company. Fantastic communication and jumped to my rescue when nationwide completely left me in the lurch after promising to pick up my vehicle. Much cheaper than nationwide, and that's even with the so called 'racv discount' that nationwide offers customers.
wolf zimmermann
wolf zimmermann
04:40 25 Dec 20
Great service, fast and friendly.
John Woods
John Woods
09:51 29 Oct 20
Brad Cook provided outstanding service in towing our damaged Honda CRV. Extremely helpful, thoughtful, courteous and industry wise. Advice and follow up after our incident well beyond the call of duty and deserving of particular praise. Brad helped reduce the stress we experienced. He's a great asset to Gardenstate Towing and the towing industry.
Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong
00:20 07 Oct 20
Super friendly, professional, and prompt. Took great care of my car. Would recommend A+++
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
03:32 06 Oct 20
Professional, punctual and good blokes. I called Garden State for a tricky tow from an underground car park, and was bracing myself for a long and stressful afternoon. Thanks to Chris, the tow and drop off at the mechanics was extremely easy and sorted within 90 minutes. I couldn't be happier with the service, and recommend GST to anybody in a jam.
Colin Berwick
Colin Berwick
07:32 06 Aug 20
With Covid lock down in Melbourne my 1974 Citroen Pallas was stuck over 5Km away ( 20Km ) in Richmond I had it picked up and back in Bayside within 2 hours. V Good thanks A+
Michael Lindley
Michael Lindley
11:40 04 Aug 20
Wow the professionalism of dean and his team. 2nd to none. Clean, neat and professional. My pride and joy looked after. Thanks guys.
Suzen Sakiri
Suzen Sakiri
06:45 17 Jul 20
I called Gardenstate for a tow. Martin, the gentleman who took my call was polite, attentive, communicative and showed a high level of professionalism and respect, whilst assisting me with the dilemma I was in. Martin made me feel safe and at ease as valued a customer. I highly recommend Gardenstate Towing. I wouldn't waste my time with any other.
Sam Minawieh
Sam Minawieh
03:54 17 Jul 20
best towing service ive used. thank to Brian that reffered me.quality service, reliability is A1 always onetime and professional.
Modern Automotive
Modern Automotive
10:02 09 Jul 20
hi. Brian here from modern automotive in sunshine north.we use and recommend gardenstate towing we have been using them for a few months now and by the way we have been treated and respected by them i think we will be with then for life. id like to thank all the guys at gardenstat for all your help.
Sylvester Saldanha
Sylvester Saldanha
05:49 03 Jul 20
My car broke down earlier this week, and I called Gardenstate Towing. Got a quote on the phone, and got my car picked up straight away. They got me out a tricky situation. Thanks for the prompt and good customer service. Cheers.
Nicholas Markovich
Nicholas Markovich
12:10 28 Jun 20
Had my stolen car found by the police and towed to this business. They contacted me straight me away and were very courteous, professional and efficient in returning my car to me. Would recommend!
kale
kale
23:46 04 Jun 20
On time, efficient and professional. Harley picked up my porsche and assisted pushing it out of the garage and onto the truck in a narrow and awkward street. Nice guy, professional and clearly took care of the car.
Hannah Kelland
Hannah Kelland
01:42 01 Jun 20
I recently had my car stolen and it was taken to Gardenstate by VIC police. Gardenstate were so helpful and understanding of my situation. If I ever need towing services, I will be contacting Gardenstate.
All Roadside Assistance
All Roadside Assistance
22:00 29 May 20
Jodie Wright
Jodie Wright
09:59 09 Mar 20
A huge shout out for Brett who came out and saved me from a terrible situation where a council pole was on the ground and I drove over the top of it in a COUNCIL carpark, I didn't realise it was there, the small pole in the ground was caught between my wheel and front bumper, not a good situation! Brett was not only patient but methodical in his approach taking every precaution not to damage my car. What a life saver thank you Brett!!!
Lerxst Dawg
Lerxst Dawg
12:16 04 Mar 20
Harley arrived exactly at the time he had arranged. He looked after my car as if it was his own. Painless, seamless and friendly service. Garden state will look after you and your car, guaranteed.
Robbin Vinay
Robbin Vinay
06:41 21 Feb 20
Friendly staff and good service
Julie Nguyen
Julie Nguyen
18:11 20 Feb 20
David was my tow truck driver! He honestly went above and beyond at 4am in the morning. Price was reasonable considering the distance and time. I thought that he’d just drop my self and my car at the drop off place and go but nah! He stayed and help to find the problem of my car. He assume it needed power steering fluids and he drove me to the nearest gas station to buy some and went back to the car. Though the car still did not work. I am really grateful that he even stayed back and help and that’s what I call exceptional customer service! After that, he was nice enough to take me home. Literally above and beyond. Couldn’t thank David enough for his work and time!
Benjamin Szczurowski
Benjamin Szczurowski
00:51 21 Jan 20
Staff very understanding and helpful
Rahul Maniyar
Rahul Maniyar
20:33 19 Jan 20
Leeann “Leelee” Buck
Leeann “Leelee” Buck
10:28 01 Jan 20
Amazing service, couldn't be happier. I would recommend to anyone needing fast and professional service.
Lance Johnson
Lance Johnson
01:00 17 Dec 19
Brett collected my vehicle this morning within the time frame arranged & was very efficient & courteous & I would recommend their service
Martin Storey-Smith
Martin Storey-Smith
02:47 24 Nov 19
Quick response, arrived within twenty minutes. Harley was super friendly and helpful. Know their job really well and always eager to lend a hand.
A A
A A
01:09 23 Oct 19
Good price and on time
Wesley Golledge
Wesley Golledge
05:09 10 Oct 19
Excellent service.The truck was on time, and the driver, Brett’s service was impeccable and very professional.We have used GST many times before and would happily recommend them to anybody.
Adel H
Adel H
05:33 21 Sep 19
S Wright
S Wright
11:13 14 Sep 19
Harley was very knowledgeable and was able to load my car with care and efficiently. I would highly recommend if you are needing a car towed.
Suyee L
Suyee L
05:31 27 Aug 19
Great experience with gardenstate. The driver arrived sooner than expected and was very helpful. He also gave me advise in regards to the car repairs which turned out to be very useful.
Maria Annette
Maria Annette
14:50 25 Aug 19
Satisfied with Garden State Towing service! Quick response & friendly staff. Cheers
Zara Fox
Zara Fox
00:01 22 Aug 19
Thanks Martin and Harley for the very quick and friendly service.
Syarifa Muzna
Syarifa Muzna
07:44 15 Aug 19
Recommended and very good services .. Thank you so much 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Ross Court
Ross Court
08:41 10 Aug 19
Can not say enough great things about the guys at garden state towing had Harley today towing my pride and joy extremely professional and took great care of my car was a great fella if you ever need a tow hit up garden state best in the business
Oliver Francis
Oliver Francis
02:25 09 Aug 19
Evelyn Barry
Evelyn Barry
21:10 24 Jul 19
Pot-holed the car. Called the next day because the reviews here were too compelling to think only that very good service was guaranteed.It's all true. The phone call was advice, time, money all clearly defined.The pick up by "Joe" was the smile in my day I needed.If you find yourself in need: this is a great bunch with whom to deal.
Alex Naumovski
Alex Naumovski
23:51 15 Jul 19
Thanks to the driver - Ali. Fantastic service. Highly recommend. 10/10
Jane Beams
Jane Beams
22:39 19 Jun 19
A huge shout out to Brad from Garden State Towing! He was so reassuring at the scene of the accident and spent time making sure my daughter, who was very shaken at the time, was calm and settled. He reassured her it was a common event and normalised what was otherwise a rather traumatic event for her. He then called later to see how she was going that night. That's what I call going above and beyond. Thanks Brad!
Biljana Trimcevski
Biljana Trimcevski
02:59 25 Feb 19
I would like to pass on my gratitude to Dean Hancock for an absolutely AMAZING job! He treated both my baby and I with the utmost respect!!!He used that truck like an absolute magician- it is clear to me that this bloke is the pride of your fleet - I have an history with towing (a million years ago...) and I have NEVER seen a tilt tray operated like that!!! The way in which he manoeuvred that truck, was absolutely awe inspiring!!!!It was almost like he was talking to it!!!!!!!I will be personally requesting this man, if for any reason I find myself in the need of a tow truck again!!!!I CANNOT recommend this operator OR the company, highly enough!!!Please, please, please pass on my congratulations to this tow whisperer!!!Billi xxxx
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