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NTSB Calls For National Limousine Safety Standards

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Posted on October 2, 2019
Should seatbelts be required on stretch limousines, as federal regulators suggest? (LCT file photo)

Should seatbelts be required on stretch limousines, as federal regulators suggest? (LCT file photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-– The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday called for new national requirements for seating and seat belt systems on limousines, citing evidence gathered in investigations of accidents in New York, Illinois and New Jersey.

The NTSB’s Safety Recommendation Report recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration require lap/shoulder belts for each passenger seating position on all new vehicles modified to be used as limousines. It also requires seating systems in these vehicles to meet minimum performance standards to ensure their integrity during a crash.

NTSB press release here

Related Topics: accident reduction, accidents, fatalities, federal regulations, limo crashes, National Transportation Safety Board, passenger safety, seat belts, stretch limousine

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 2 months ago

    State inspectors should determine if a vehicle is a safe vehicle for customers. The inspectors should think "is this the vehicle that i would want my family of friends to be riding in? " And if its an old junk vehicle or home made they should take vin # and officially cancell vehicle registration and give owner an order to destroy the vehicle at recycling center. Problem solved

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