Radnor Township officials came to their senses Monday and began to repeal an outrageous ordinance that required out-of-town drivers involved in minor accidents to pay for "police services."
Now the township needs to go one step further. It should refund approximately $40,000 to the motorists who were intimidated into paying these fees.
File this one under: "What were they thinking?" In April 2006, the township commissioners enacted a law intended to recover money from the insurance companies of non-residents involved in traffic accidents. The plan was for an Ohio firm with the vaguely sinister name of Cost Recovery Corp. to bill insurers for the cost of police response. The commissioners' flawed thinking seemed to be that local taxes shouldn't be spent on coming to the aid of non-local folk.