St. Andrews PSD approves Crash Tax - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

St. Andrews PSD approves Crash Tax

St. Andrews PSD approves Crash Tax

Posted: Updated:
St. Andrews FD will be charging an accident service fee for responses to help non residents of the public service district. St. Andrews FD will be charging an accident service fee for responses to help non residents of the public service district.
St. Andrews Public Service District commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve the "crash-tax". St. Andrews Public Service District commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve the "crash-tax".
 The St. Andrews Public Service District Commissioners in Charleston County voted unanimously tonight to approve a proposal to implement a “Crash Tax.” The Motor Vehicle Service Fee ordinance would charge out-of-area travelers involved in accidents a fee when the Public Service District is called upon to respond. The following statement can be attributed to Jeff Griffith who serves as local counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and was at tonight’s meeting.

“The vote tonight is a setback for motorists throughout the Charleston area. While we understand budgets are tight and local officials are looking for ways to increase revenue without increasing taxes, charging for emergency services is not the right approach. The residents of South Carolina already pay taxes and should not be charged a separate hidden fee costing anywhere from $300 to $1,000."

The PSD reports a third party service will not bill the motorists and the insurance company.  The PSD will initiate "soft billing" according to Commissioner Charlie Ledford. Most insurance companies say  they will  not  cover the fee. At  least a dozen other states have banned this fee.  The process is expected to start in 30 days.
  • Citadel professor discusses Isis threat to Americans

    Citadel professor discusses Isis threat to Americans

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:38:06 GMT
    Newly released video show US military airstrikes getting stronger after the death of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Isis militants.According to Citadel professor, Dr. Jack Porter, they're unlikely to end soon. Watch the video above for Porter's entire interview.Isis has America's attention following the beheading of Foley. Now White House officials say the airstrikes may move to Syria, where Isis is headquartered. "We've made very clear, time and again that if you come after ...
    Newly released video show US military airstrikes getting stronger after the death of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Isis militants.According to Citadel professor, Dr. Jack Porter, they're unlikely to end soon. Watch the video above for Porter's entire interview.Isis has America's attention following the beheading of Foley. Now White House officials say the airstrikes may move to Syria, where Isis is headquartered. "We've made very clear, time and again that if you come after ...
  • Shots fired, teen arrested, 4 guns recovered after Sertoma

    Shots fired, teen arrested, 4 guns recovered after Sertoma

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:34:48 GMT
    Friday, Charleston police arrested a teenager and recovered 4 handguns after an incident McDonald's on Spring Street.Police were called to the location Friday night at around 10:00 in reference to a crowd after Sertoma."When officers arrived on scene, the manager asked the officers for assistance in dispersing the crowd. While in the process of dispersing the crowd, shots were fired from the parking lot of the Taco Bell at 220 Spring Street towards the McDonald's," CPD Spokesperson Charles Fr...
    Friday, Charleston police arrested a teenager and recovered 4 handguns after an incident McDonald's on Spring Street.Police were called to the location Friday night at around 10:00 in reference to a crowd after Sertoma."When officers arrived on scene, the manager asked the officers for assistance in dispersing the crowd. While in the process of dispersing the crowd, shots were fired from the parking lot of the Taco Bell at 220 Spring Street towards the McDonald's," CPD Spokesperson Charles Fr...
  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:57:27 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, and others. He was se...
    NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, and others. He was se...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.