NYC Proposes "Accident Tax"

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.

The plan is set to go into effect on July 1, 2011, but non-binding hearings will be held in January to gauge public opinion on the matter.

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