But then charge you a fee to investigate... while I can see a purpose - to prevent folks from just filing to try to score a check... to threaten someone's home and persona property for not paying a $26 bill? Absolutely insane.
But I also have a problem with the article and the reporter's own bias in this:
Meanwhile, the state recently repaved the section Route 286 where Holden's tire was damaged. Surprisingly, they installed the very same steel reflectors that have caused serious injuries to dozens of people across the nation.
While I have no doubt these things can be a problem if they bust away from the pavement - I have done a couple of Google searches and can find no references to "dozens of injuries" cause by them. Sloppy journalism and an attempt to hyper-dramatize (like the title).
That part seems reasonable.
...to threaten someone's home and persona property for not paying a $26 bill? Absolutely insane.
Not insane because it works for them. Criminal is more like it.
I have done a couple of Google searches and can find no references to “dozens of injuries” cause by them. Sloppy journalism and an attempt to hyper-dramatize (like the title).
There was a little gal hurt by one down by Springfield Mo checking on Google for story I found this
The use of steel framed reflectors in a state that gets snow (and presumably salts the roads) is just plain stupid... snow plows will dislodge them or cut sharp edges on them, or rust will break up the pavement and allow them to come free... I can’t see using anything but all plastic reflectors and embedding them in grooves in the pavement that would keep them below grade and safe from snowplows.
From the article:
“...We contacted both the Ohio Attorney General’s office, and the Ohio Department of Transportation, but neither has responded to our requests for comment.”
-which sounds like the typical bureacratic resoponse.
The whole story sounds entirely accurate to me.