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(Two Rivers WI) City Manager Greg Buckley said he underestimated how much community discussion would arise in response to his proposal to charge at-fault drivers when police officers and firefighters respond to motor vehicle accidents. Calls from people opposed to the fees have far outweighed calls from those who support them, according to Buckley.
– Manitowoc Herald Times, January 6, 2008

In the news – 2008
In the news > 2008-09

Bennett bill aims to block crash fee
  By Carl Mario Nudi, Bradenton Herald, March 11, 2009
EDITORIAL: A Really Bad Idea
  The Countywide & Sun, Tecumseh, OK, February 27, 2009
County tables bid to dun bad drivers
  By Ryan Smith, Fernandina Beach News-Leader, February 13, 2009
Lack of Town Council support wrecks crash tax proposal
The plan would charge at-fault drivers for police emergency cost
  By Mary Maraghy, Florida Times Union, December 5, 2008
'Crash taxes' add hefty fees for aid
  By Peter Lewis, MSN.money, Dec. 2, 2008
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Ocean City scraps plan to charge drivers for crashes
  By Michael Miller, Press of Atlantic City, November 14, 2008
Radcliff 'Crash Tax' upsets drivers
  WAVE-TV, Louisville KY, November 6, 2008
Davie rejects accident fee
  By Susannah Bryon, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, November 5, 2008
Gardner panel kills at-fault driver plan
  By Danielle M. Williamson, Worchester Telegram & Gazette, September 3, 2008
EDITORIAL: Lawyers’ feast - City should send Cost Recovery packing
  Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 6, 2008
Duluth mayor pulls proposal to charge for police and fire calls
  By Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune, July 24, 2008
Accident plan will keep visitors away
  Letter to the Editor, St. Petersburg Times, March 24, 2008
How much do I owe you, officer?
  By Sam Friedman, National Underwriter, March 6, 2008
Accident-response fee hasn't caught on yet
  By Jared Orzolek, Defiance Crescent-News, February 24, 2008
Pondering The Crash Tax
  By Catherine M. Welch, WHRQ radio, Wilmington NC, Feb. 22, 2008
Griffith: We're visitor-friendly again
  By Mark Kiesling, The Times (Munster IN), February 6, 2008
Another nasty way to raise money (PDF)
  By Mark Kiesling, The Times (Munster IN), February 4, 2008
Towns seek cash per crash from out-of-town drivers
  By Lori Kurtzman, USA TODAY, January 28, 2008
Towns issue bills for police services (PDF)
  By Jeffrey McMurray, Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Jan. 23, 2008
The Grand Rapids Press series on Wyoming MI

Editorial: U-turn on crash tax (PDF)
The Grand Rapids Press, February 3, 2007

Wyoming accident fee near repeal

By Matt Vande Bunte, The Grand Rapids Press, December 16, 2007

Wyoming works on repealing 'crash tax'
By Rick Wilson, The Grand Rapid Press, December 17, 2007

Editorial: Call a halt to crash tax (PDF)
The Grand Rapids, December 22, 2007

Wyoming's 'crash tax' dumped
The Grand Rapids Press, January 22, 2008

No response fees for accidents in Two Rivers (WI) (PDF)
  By Cindy Hodgson, Manitowoc Herald Times, January 8, 2008
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