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How Safe Are Ohio Limos And Party Buses?

Posted on December 18, 2018
Consumers should be advised to use limos and party buses that are decade or newer, according to a Cleveland 19 investigative report.  (LCT file shot)

Consumers should be advised to use limos and party buses that are decade or newer, according to a Cleveland 19 investigative report.  (LCT file shot)

CLEVELAND, OH -- After a tragic limo crashed killed 20 people in upstate New York, Cleveland 19 began investigating Ohio bus and limo companies.

The TV news outlet dug through hundreds of inspections for limos and party buses completed by Ohio State High Patrol officers.

WOIO-TV CBS Channel 19 article and video here

Related Topics: criminal incidents, illegal operators, law enforcement, limo crashes, Ohio operators, party buses, passenger safety, stretch limousine, vehicle safety

Comments ( 2 )
  • Mark Sheldon

     | about 11 months ago

    @ Anthony, age of limousines and party buses have little to do with safety. Limousines and buses less than an "age limit" can have hundreds of thousands of miles on them without safety inspections regularly performed. The laws in many states require a twice a year inspection on larger capacity units. Operators should be responsible to the safety of their fleet as well as their bottom line. A broke down limousine or bus does not earn income. Lastly, to the point about "junk home made" buses, aftermarket modifications do not have anything to do with the safety of that vehicle. Sprinter vans are rarely stretched beyond what is already provided by the manufacturer....Other models, such as "cut away" vans are built on factory chassis' specifications rated for the modifications added, QVM included. Many of these terrible accidents occur as a result of unlicensed operators competing for the "ride share" buck.....

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