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Considering that cities serve people regardless of whether they have insurance and generally don't bill those people who don't, the fairness of these billing programs as they expand to more public-safety operations appears questionable.
—Columbus Dispatch editorial, December 15, 2005


TOLEDO RESIDENTS: Toledo City Council rescheduled its public forum on proposed police accident fees AND the current practice of charging for fire department accident response runs. The meeting will be held Wed., Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in Toledo Council Chambers, One Government Center. Click here to view council's weekly calendar. Email concerns to city council members. Read about excessive response fee charges in the October 8 Toledo Blade story.
A September Cleveland Plain Dealer story by Leila Atassi focuses on how some communities find accident fees generate fewer dollars and bad PR.


This information is provided to help in understanding Ohio municipal accident response fees that are being considered, proposed and passed by local governments. These are fees charged to insurance companies for police and fire departments responding to auto accidents. Insurance companies and agents across the state recognize the services provided by local law enforcement and fire officials. Their services are crucial to the safety of all Ohioans and are intended to benefit each and every individual in a community, whether they have insurance or not. Placing an additional fee on insurance is not a fair and equal distribution of the cost of these public services.

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