Limo Party Bus Bill Advances

LCT Staff
Posted on February 17, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY — Sen. Debbe Leftwich wins approval from the full State Senate for Senate Bill 1762 which cracks down on party bus companies that turn a blind eye to drunken teen passengers.

Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, filed the legislation after a high school in her district contacted her about the problem. Leftwich says SB 1762 would make it illegal for a person owning or operating a hired bus or limousine service to knowingly transport minors who are drinking or in possession of alcohol or low-point beer. It would be a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 for the driver and for the owner of the vehicle.

Those convicted of a subsequent offense would face the fine and the loss of the driver’s commercial license. In addition, the company owning the vehicle could be barred from operating in Oklahoma for one year.

Source: KOKC-AM 1520, Oklahoma City

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Comments ( 2 )
  • abrod568

     | about 10 years ago

    Turning in these people and having you Dept. Of Trans. do some thing about is is another thing.<br>In Ct. our D.O.T is so understaffed that even if we are eligiable to procure another plate it takes over 6 months.<br>As long as our goverment keeps cutting costs and services I expect that even legimate operators may resort to running illeagle (I do not condone).<br>If you anticipated 6 months ago an increase in use this spring and have the vehicle good luck.<br>Whether you are a legimate operator or operating outside the rules of your D.O.T watch out, it is up to every legimate operator to do it's part to right these wrongs in our Legislative branchs and local law enforcement.<br><br>AML

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