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#1 Feb 20, 2013
Texas City to Impose "Crash Tax" for Car Accident Help

If you are planning on driving through Missouri City, Texas, be cautious.

The Houston suburb has implemented a "crash tax" that requires drivers to pay a fee for their wrecks, according to KHOU 11 News in Texas.

The fee is meant to cover the cost of first responders who handle auto accidents. The charge can cost drivers a couple thousand dollars.

Missouri City's Fire Department will begin charging for traffic accident service on March 1.

All drivers involved with the incident will be charged, even if they didn't phone for help.

The amount of the charge depends on how severe the accident is, ranging from $500 to $2,000, according to KHOU 11 News. The fees target drivers responsible for accidents, but not everyone feels the fee will be effective.

Fire Chief Russell Sander told KHOU the new fee will help cover the city's budget deficit. When asked to address concern over the charge, he said bills will be sent to insurance and shouldn't concern drivers.

A third party company handles the billing for the new fee and estimates say that the city will gain an extra $50,000 a year with the new measure, according to KHOU.

Source: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird/Texas-Ci...

Since: Feb 13

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#2 Feb 20, 2013
I believe in taxes at every opportunity. I believe the rich should pay for everything, while the rest of us sit back and free load. It is the socialist way of doing things! Obama is the greatest President ever! Tall dark and handsome, What more could a women ask for? I love the fact that he wants to remover our constitutional rights to bare arms. We don't need guns, we need more taxes and we need the rich to fit the bill. I want the debt ceiling to be as high as it can possibly go. I hope the Chinese come and make us pay back in full and call in their loans on us TODAY!! Yes then we will be free of freedom and be a true socialist nation under Obama!! Woot woot!!
Frank

Stockholm, Sweden

#3 Feb 21, 2013
I farted

Since: Feb 13

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#4 Feb 21, 2013
SpySpy wrote:
Texas City to Impose "Crash Tax" for Car Accident Help
If you are planning on driving through Missouri City, Texas, be cautious.
The Houston suburb has implemented a "crash tax" that requires drivers to pay a fee for their wrecks, according to KHOU 11 News in Texas.
The fee is meant to cover the cost of first responders who handle auto accidents. The charge can cost drivers a couple thousand dollars.
Missouri City's Fire Department will begin charging for traffic accident service on March 1.
All drivers involved with the incident will be charged, even if they didn't phone for help.
The amount of the charge depends on how severe the accident is, ranging from $500 to $2,000, according to KHOU 11 News. The fees target drivers responsible for accidents, but not everyone feels the fee will be effective.
Fire Chief Russell Sander told KHOU the new fee will help cover the city's budget deficit. When asked to address concern over the charge, he said bills will be sent to insurance and shouldn't concern drivers.
A third party company handles the billing for the new fee and estimates say that the city will gain an extra $50,000 a year with the new measure, according to KHOU.
Source: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird/Texas-Ci...
I'd like to know what they are spending their Local Taxes for? Their Local Taxes are supposed to be spent on things like this!

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