The New York senator says he will introduce a bill to require seat belts, stricter requirements for seats, and other safety features.
A safety analysis report recommends required lap/shoulder belts for every seated passenger position in stretches.
The lawyers argue the removal of a DOT sticker would not have directly caused the catastrophic Schoharie, N.Y. accident.
Mavis Discount Tire is accused of negligently inspecting the vehicle without authority to do so.
The operator is now linked to an inspector's sticker ordering the stretched involved in the deadly Oct. 6 New York accident be taken out of service for brake problems.
Only the bill requiring more insurance passed both houses in June before the legislative session ended.
Of the Senate’s package of nine safety bills, only one increasing insurance limits also passed the Assembly.
Fatal crashes in 2015 and 2018 loom large over concerns about varying regulations for modified stretches.
Legislators must resolve differences between recently passed Senate and Assembly bills.
Prosecutors had sought the sample to compare with a peeled-off DOT out-of-service sticker found in his car.
Lawmakers want to act now before another tragedy occurs.
Investigators first looked into the company that owns the stretch Ford Excursion more than a year before it crashed.
A motion filed by defense attorneys for the company’s operator indicates a state expert’s report concluded the brakes failed.
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