New York’s fire department proposes unpopular “Crash Tax”

insurance news Staten Island Fire Dept Under Pressure

The Stanton Island City Council has been pushing around a new proposal that is being referred to as, “crash tax” This new fee will be assessed to both drivers, whether at fault or not, and can become effective as early as this July. The FDNY will charge $490 to each driver involved in accidents resulting in injuries, $415 for vehicle fires and $365 for just showing up. In a statement from FDNY spokesman Steve Ritea, “The intention here is to take the burden off of taxpayers and make the parties…

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