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Crash tax postponed

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The emergency crash tax has been postponed. A unanimous vote by commissioners, last month allowed the Saint Andrews Public Service District to charge people who don't live in the district and need emergency help during a car accident.

A meeting was planned to discuss enforcing the fee, but the fire chief made the announcement Monday night after many concerns surfaced. 

A spokesperson for an insurance association says using a crash tax to increase revenue for the local district is not the right answer.

If enforced the fee would range from $300 to several hundred dollars per call.

Auto insurance experts say accident response fees are not covered because they do not fall under property damage or bodily injury coverage.

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