Regulations

New York State Fails To Follow Up On Limo Repairs

Posted on November 14, 2018
Right now the investigation is centering around the major piece of evidence--the limo itself, a 2001 Ford Excursion stretch similar to the 2003 model pictured above. (LCT file photo)
Right now the investigation is centering around the major piece of evidence--the limo itself, a 2001 Ford Excursion stretch similar to the 2003 model pictured above. (LCT file photo)

For years, the state has failed to impose serious penalties or seek criminal charges against operators who violate the law, including those who ignore directives to take unsafe passenger vehicles off the road.

A Times Union analysis of federal transportation safety data and state audits dating back to 2003 indicates the state has also routinely failed to verify that repairs have been made to passenger or other commercial vehicles that were ordered out of service for serious safety violations.

Times-Union article here

Related article: Limo Crash Investigation Update

Related Topics: accidents, fatalities, illegal operators, law enforcement, limo crashes, New York, New York operators, regulatory enforcement, vehicle safety

Comments ( 1 )
  • JohnAquilina

     | about 14 days ago

    This is such a sad reflection on the so-called "compliance/safety" officers of the Transport Office. This is EXACTLY what happens in Australia. You have un-informed Public Servants passing stupid onerous laws that legitamate operators comply with, but the MANY "fly-by-night"operators simply ignore. Its so easy for these LAZY officials to go after an operator who doesnt have his paper-work in order, but you will never see them getting their hands dirty on road-side stop, checking the undercarriage, tyre depth, brakes and belts. And we PAY them to do so! Then when someone is killed, there is a multi-agency raid on the business premises that uncovers Years of non-compliance. Exactly the same here!

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