Your view: County $5 car registration fee a joke


Luzerne County Council is once again entertaining notion of adding a $5 increase to the already high cost of registering a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania.

This they’re telling us will be spent exclusively on repairing county-owned roads and bridges. What a farce!

Remember a few years ago, Pennsylvania changed the fuel tax from a fixed cost per gallon to a percentage on the wholesale price per gallon? It was sold to the motoring public as the best way to repairing our deplorable roads and bridges. Really!

Anyone with half a brain or no brain knows that turned out to be a joke!

Just try driving the Sans Souci Parkway from Nanticoke to Wilkes-Barre and you will understand what I’m talking about.

Car owners of Luzerne County remember one indisputable truth: “The more things change, the more they stay the same!”

Keith E. Perluke