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NY House Members Propose Stricter Rules For Stretch Limos

Posted on December 11, 2018
A substantially modified vehicle would have to include the same safety standards as other vehicles, according to a proposed U.S. House bill. (LCT file shot)
A substantially modified vehicle would have to include the same safety standards as other vehicles, according to a proposed U.S. House bill. (LCT file shot)

A trio of U.S. House members from New York want to tighten federal regulation of retrofitted limousines like the one that crashed in Schoharie County in October, killing 20 people.

Republican Reps. John Faso and Elise Stefanik and Democrat Rep. Paul Tonko have introduced a bill to close a loophole that allows expanded or modified limousines to avoid compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations.

MyChamplainValley.com article

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Related Topics: accident reduction, accidents, fatalities, federal regulations, industry politics, legislation, limo crashes, New York operators, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement

Comments ( 7 )
  • Anthony

     | about 14 days ago

    We had the same issue in california when the 1991 old lincoln limo caught on fire and 5 nurses died in the limo because the operator was a slum limo owner with junk vehicles.. state issued their own solution with pop out windows and 5th door for 10 pass limos. The simple solution in california would have been an age limit on vehicles.... 6 years and up and drivers being actual chauffeurs and not pizza delivery fools. The n.y. deaths are from negligence of an imigrant operator that simply did not give a shit and just wanted that $$!!!! N.y. officials need to simply place an age limit on limousines and the problem is solved....and QVM coach builder vehicles

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