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D.C. ups vehicle registration fees to target big cars and trucks05:17
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Owners of big cars and trucks may soon have to pay more for the privilege of having them in the nation's capital.

Washington, D.C. is considering an annual $500 registration fee for cars that weigh more than three tons. That's compared to $72 per year for a regular sedan. Advocates say it's an opportunity to prevent pedestrian deaths.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Mary Cheh, a D.C. council member who developed the new fee structure.

This segment aired on June 7, 2022.

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