Some cities are proposing to charge people fees that get in accidents!
How stupid, so a person has an accident (let’s say slipping on ice while driving responsibly), and now the city comes back and charges them fees for the accident?
So let’s think this through, you are driving with the kids in the car, and the roads aren’t salted well, your car slides through an intersection and your car gets totaled, because of the accident you and your kids need to go to the hospital, so now you have a car repair and a hospital bill. And to add insult to injury, now you are going to have to pay money for the accident too?
In winter, if the roads are salted well, accidents could happen because of it! Does this mean that we should sue the city since the are going to charge us for accidents? Personally, Idon’t like to sue the city because indirectly it means that we are suing each one of the residents…
When I was carpooling a few years ago, my buddy was driving and he slowly eased up to the stop sign, but since the road was a sheet of ice, we slowly slide across the road and into the ditch on the other side. Luckily, no damage was done to this car. A police officer came and realize it wasn’t his fault and parked his car and put on the flashing lights to protect his car from being hit. The officer could have technically charged my buddy, but the officer realized that the road wasn’t salted. I wonder if the city could charge him for the accident if he would have gotten a ticket for the accident. My buddy isn’t stupid, I’m sure he would have sue the city for life endangerment or something similar if he got a ticket.
I think that city official are forgetting why we pay them taxes!
Do you thinks it’s a good idea to charge people for accidents? Doesn’t that seem unfair… after all if they were drinking or acting reckless, they’ll get punished for their activity anyway?
If you disagree with me, please present your case below…