More Cities Charging For Accident Investigation

CINCINNATI (AP) - Erlanger, Ky., is among a growing number of cities considering charging for response to highway crashes.

Mayor Tom Rouse says most wrecks are caused by drivers passing through the city in Kenton County, driving on Interstate 75, U.S. 25 or Ky. 236. He questions whether it's appropriate for local taxpayers to fund police, fire and ambulance response to wrecks involving nonresidents.

The Erlanger City Council is expected to vote on the issue at a Jan. 8 meeting.

Across the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio, an ordinance takes effect Tuesday, allowing the local government to bill insurance companies for emergency services.

Village officials estimate they could recoup $25,000 a year.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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  • by Jack Location: Pike County on Jan 1, 2008 at 07:42 AM
    Good idea,, maybe that'll slow everyone down and we'll all be a little more cautious when it starts hitting the ole green.
  • by Bill on Dec 31, 2007 at 06:01 PM
    Thats the dumbest thing I have ever heard..Does that mean when a non resident steals, they won't chase him.Or when they speed, they won't stop you if you are a nonresident.What a screwed up place.


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