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Proposed Limo Bill Would Get Rogues Off The Road

LCT Staff
Posted on March 2, 2011

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed state and local records in 2007 and found alarming instances in which Lincoln Town Car chauffeurs flouted laws.

SEATTLE — For-hire Town Car drivers who operate in a shadow industry without proper licenses or insurance could find it tougher to do business under legislation before state lawmakers in Olympia, Wash.

Senate Bill 5502 aims at an ongoing problem in Seattle with unregulated drivers who illegally pick up passengers in shiny Lincoln Town Cars, stealing business from taxis and legitimate town-car drivers and limo companies.

"The reason for this bill right now is the limousine industry is essentially unregulated," said Seattle Democratic Sen. Scott White, the bill's sponsor, during a Feb. 17 hearing of the Senate Transportation committee.

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Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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