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NY Senator Calls For Upgrades in Stretch Limo Standards

Posted on August 5, 2015

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Sen. Charles Schumer says he wants the federal agencies to begin testing stretch limos and aftermarket motor coaches. He says the converted vehicles often lack an adequate number of side-impact air bags, reinforced rollover bars and strong frames. Schumer said some of the vehicles also lose emergency exits.

“They wouldn’t inspect every stretch limo,” he said. Instead, Schumer wants federal regulators to examine what could be done to identify weaknesses and introduce new safety regulations.

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