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Limo Makers Won't Face Scrutiny Despite Stretch Fires

Posted on June 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.--A newspaper for Capitol Hill insiders reported today that limousine makers are unlikely to face greater Congressional scrutiny, despite recent headline-grabbing accidents. CQ Roll Call quoted several highway safety advocates that said they see little prospect of tougher regulations from lawmakers anytime soon and that the pair of California accidents that have focused attention on limousine safety appear to be unrelated. 


“The idea of Congress getting involved at this point might be a bit of a stretch,” said Henry Jasny, vice president and general counsel of the group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. “If there’s a pattern of safety issues, we’d see folks at [the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] getting involved. Right now, it’s not clear that there’s a single issue.”

The article also quoted National Limousine Association executive director, Philip Jagiela: “We can say with confidence that this tragic accident was an anomaly for our industry. Once a cause is determined, we will work ... to chart a constructive approach and course of action for our members.”

Read the full report here.

Sources: CQ Roll Call; Denis Wilson, LCT East Coast Editor

Related Roll Call Article: California Lawmakers Seek Tougher Rules for Limos

Authorities Probing Cause of Stretch Fire That Killed Five In CA

90-Year-Old Women Escape Stretch Limo Fire In SF Bay Area


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