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Tighter Rules Proposed In Wake Of Stretch Limo Crash

Posted on October 17, 2018
A 2005 Ford Excursion super-stretch limousine (Photo: Wikimedia Commons by Bull-Doser)
A 2005 Ford Excursion super-stretch limousine (Photo: Wikimedia Commons by Bull-Doser)

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — Not yet two weeks after one of the worst roadway crashes in the nation's history claimed 20 lives, some lawmakers are calling for stricter inspections on stretch limousines.

A proposed bill in the New York state legislature would:

  • Require operators of stretch limousines to maintain insurance coverage of no less than $2 million per accident.
  • Make it a felony for a carrier to transport passengers in a limo that has failed safety inspections.
  • Require operators to undergo specialized training under the measure.
  • Directing that stickers the size of a license plate be affixed to the passenger-side door.

Press-Republican article here

Related Topics: accident reduction, accidents, fatalities, limo crashes, New York operators, regulatory enforcement, state regulations, stretch limousine

Comments ( 3 )
  • Mr Limo

     | about 5 months ago

    Grow some balls Limo companies and stand up against more of these B.S. Regulations . We already have enough laws and regulations not to mention insurance rates that are overly inflated. Because of 1-or 2 bad incidents theventire industry and its operators have to pay? Its just another power and money grab. Banks , politicians, insurance companies and local regulators dipping into small businesses owners! ENOUGH ALREADY‼️ START PUSHING BACK‼️ Get ORGANIZED! Or be prepared to be bulldozed into OUT OF BUSINESS!

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