Limo Company Weighs In On Prom, Wedding Season Safety

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Posted on March 20, 2019
An operator wants to help people make the right safety decisions (Photo via Flickr user Roman Boed)

An operator wants to help people make the right safety decisions (Photo via Flickr user Roman Boed)

As prom and wedding season are right around the corner, New York State continues to monitor limousine safety. This comes after the fatal Schoharie crash in October that killed 20 people in Oct. 2018.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed nearly a dozen reforms in 2019 executive budget that aim to protect passengers and hold limousine companies responsible. Some included an outright ban on the registration of re-manufactured limousines, prohibiting their operation in New York State.

Those reforms were taken out of the state budget proposal in February. However, local driving businesses say since the crash, the industry has seen a hit in business.

“Thousands of limousine orders for new and limousines were canceled,” said Robert Palencar, the owner of Uptown Limousine Service in Binghamton.

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Related Topics: New York operators, passenger safety, proms, retail markets, Safety, stretch limousine, student transportation, vehicle safety, weddings

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  • Anthony

     | about 2 years ago

    Both ttagedies in new york (suv crash) and california (limo fire) took the lives of the passengers. All these officials need to understand both accidents happened with 2001 aprox OLD VEHICLES. The type of operators that run old junk vehicles are the ones killing passengers. A simply AGE LIMIT for operators could be one that says 8 years or newer.. after 8 years vehicle is crushed and state gives a tax credit around 15k 20k for the value after 8 years. PROBLEM SOLVED... with party buses... there are a lot of old junk home made vehicles out there and they continue to have deaths.... last count for party bus deaths was about 24 victims.

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