Fatal Limo Wreck Spurs Calls For New Driver Rules

Posted on September 2, 2014
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A horrific limousine crash last summer involving a limo driver high on crack cocaine may provide the impetus for changes in state law governing for-hire drivers, including the possibility of drug and alcohol screening.

Advocates for more stringent regulations say random screening may have prevented the accident on Interstate 240 that claimed the lives of a recently married young couple, Will and Jamie Reid, and their unborn child as they were being driven to Asheville Regional Airport.

Asheville (N.C.) Citizen Times article here

Related Topics: accidents, chauffeur behavior, driver behavior, drug testing, fatalities, North Carolina operators, passenger safety

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 6 years ago

    Regulations and random drug test do work with legitimate limousine operators. It does not work with shady limousine operators that hire anyone willing to work for what ever they get paid. What a horrific situation....can you imagine if it was one of your family members or close neighbor.. I can vision the type of limousine company....drivers with less then a year driving cant police the limousine industry when you have illegal operators and operators that hire anyone of the streets

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