Death and taxes on Polish roads
Roadside Crosses Taxed
Gdansk Municipal Council passed a tax on roadside crosses - a daily newspaper "Gazeta Wyborcza" says.
Over the decades, more than 55 thousand drivers, passengers and pedestrians died on Polish roads.
Relatives of many of them erected the roadside memorial crosses. They are illegal, because in the road reserve only signs may be placed, and other objects need to have permission.
Gdansk Municipal Council just passed a law that allows crosses to be taxed. Daily rate of tax is PLN 1 per square meter of land the cross occupies. In exchange, the cross becomes legal. Already existing crosses will not be removed or taxed.
Not sure how I feel about this.