Out-of-towners now need to be more careful when driving in the city of Sacramento.
Sacramento City Council voted 5-4 last Tuesday to implement a "crash tax." This approved ordinance applies to non-residents who get into automobile accidents within city limits and require services from the fire department.
The crash tax is a one-time fine for every accident caused by non-residents. A person is considered a resident of Sacramento if he or she lives full-time in the city or owns a business in the city.
"The purposes of [the crash tax] is not to secure revenue but rather to ...
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