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Why Limousines Can Be Safer Than TNCs

Posted on January 9, 2019
Ford and General Motors make their Lincoln MKT Town Car and Cadillac sedans. Custom limo manufacturers make stretches which are heavily regulated. Stretch limousines are far and few between. Last year, there were roughly 500 stretch limos on the road,” said David Bakare, President and Owner of Executive Coach Builders in Springfield, MO. (LCT file shot)
Ford and General Motors make their Lincoln MKT Town Car and Cadillac sedans. Custom limo manufacturers make stretches which are heavily regulated. Stretch limousines are far and few between. Last year, there were roughly 500 stretch limos on the road,” said David Bakare, President and Owner of Executive Coach Builders in Springfield, MO. (LCT file shot)

 [We recently sat down with Howard Gogel, Board Member of Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ) and Executive Director of Be Safe Rides and David Bakare, President and Owner of Executive Coach Builders in Springfield, MO to get their insights on the state of the ground transportation industry].

Dignitaries and celebrities wouldn’t be driven in limousines if the vehicles were unsafe. While the horrific limo crash in upstate New York is still under investigation, the stretch SUV was an anomaly.

CommPro.biz article here

Related LCT column: The Facts Behind The Limo Crash Hysteria

It’s important to differentiate stretch vehicles from other types of limousines, such as, SUVs, Lincoln MKT Town Cars, Cadillac XTS, Cadillac Escalade, and Chrysler 300’s which must be compliant with the same federal safety regulations that apply to conventional vehicles,” said Howard Gogel, Board Member of Limousine Association of New Jersey and Executive Director of Be Safe Rides. (photo: Howard Gogel/My Limousine Service)
It’s important to differentiate stretch vehicles from other types of limousines, such as, SUVs, Lincoln MKT Town Cars, Cadillac XTS, Cadillac Escalade, and Chrysler 300’s which must be compliant with the same federal safety regulations that apply to conventional vehicles,” said Howard Gogel, Board Member of Limousine Association of New Jersey and Executive Director of Be Safe Rides. (photo: Howard Gogel/My Limousine Service)

Related Topics: David Bakare, Executive Coachbuilders, New Jersey operators, passenger safety, QVM certification, Safety, TNCs, vehicle safety

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