Crash your car and you'll pay...the New York City Fire Department?
According to Fox 5 New York, that's the plan being proposed by New York City officials, who want to charge motorists $490 for accidents involving injuries, $415 for vehicle fires, and $365 for any other collision that requires an emergency response.
And its not just the person at fault who will have to pay, but the victim as well.
There was something on TV a few weeks back about this practice. The reasoning is that it costs some municipalities a disproportionately large amount of money to provide emergency services for accidents.
Crews from small towns with major highways get called out a lot and the victims are seldom from their area. They end up providing free emergency services for people who pay zero taxes to keep them funded.
That said, there should be a better way than this to fairly fund emergency services.