Regulations

Fine In Fatal Limo Fire Cut By 75%

Posted on July 17, 2014

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), recently criticized for weak investigations and soft penalties, has quietly slashed by 75% its fine against a limousine company whose car burned on the San Mateo Bridge last year, killing five women on their way to a wedding party.

Santa Cruz Sentinel article here

Related Topics: California operators, California Public Utilities Commission, limo fire, limousine safety, passenger safety, Safety, San Francisco operators

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 4 years ago

    The individuals working the passenger dept at puc have been doing a horrible job for the last 20 years. Including the fact that a nigerian employee at puc was charging 800.00 dollars to prepare puc paperwork for new companies, the california limousine industry is full of illegal operators and operators that show 1 vehicle while they have more vehicles. Just the amount of old junk party buses that have caused deaths and should not be in service. Its also my opinion that most of the employees are family and friends that lack the correct education to have those jobs. They need to clean house and do a real employee qualification audit. Many years ago there was one chp officer that worked with puc and performed his duties 100%. That was officer Morgan that was transfered to san diego years ago and its probably retired by now. he should write a training manual for the puc/chp enforcement officers. i can predict that someone will die in the next 12 months in a party bus and chances are it will be a 2001 junk party bus. how many citizens need to die before puc begins to clean house and shut down illegal operators and shady limousine companies. the clean up process should begin with the state capital passing an age limit on party buses and limousines- lets get rid of the damgerous vehicles on the road.

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