Originally Posted by JoeG@Breezy
Sounds a lot like business as usual in Trenton and Albany.
Here's a rip off from Nassau County Long Island.
While Christmas shopping in Nassau Co. I made one of those right on red turns which are legal but failed to come to a complete, 100%, dead in the road stop. The camera got me. Fine $50, Driver Responsibility Fee ? $45, Public Safety Fee ? WTFook ? $55 and to top it off I have a Convenience Fee to pay it online $6. Something stinks.
It's almost like we wouldn't care as much if they just charged us one (ridiculously high) fee. When they break it down like that it just sounds stupid. On a similar...well, sort of...note...
We were recently on vacation in Charleston S.C. I knew at they end of our trip they would charge us a "resort fee" ($18/day for stuff like beach chairs that are already out there)...they're all doing it...even in Lake Placid. But there was also a $2/day "destination fee" mandated by S.C.! I said to the guy behind the counter, " I know this probably isn't your fault but what the heck IS that?". Basically, all out-of-staters get charged...for going on vacation. Like one of my coworkers says, "The inmates have taken over the asylum..."