The Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York voted unanimously to extend its regulatory powers to include super-stretch limousines at a public hearing Thursday.
The regulations are geared toward for-hire limousines seating nine or more, and are a part of the TLC?s recent approach at focusing on safety.
Under the new regulations, the commission will fine operators of limousine that exceed the legal limit up to $10,000.
Chauffeurs must now be licensed by the commission as well as the DMV. Operators will now have to maintain a minimum $5 million in liability insurance for vehicles seating 16 or more
More information can be found in the August issue of LCT