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Governor Cuomo signs limo safety package

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 03, 2020 02:25 PM
Created: February 03, 2020 08:44 AM

Gov. Cuomo signed several bills aimed at improving limousine safety on Monday.

The comprehensive 10-point package includes new seat belt requirements, increased penalties for illegal U-turns, the ability to impound defective vehicles, and regular validation of vehicle safety information.

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The legislation also includes the following:

  • GPS Requirements for Limousines
  • New Customer Service Resources
  • Driver's License Validation 
  • Creation of Passenger Task Force
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Seatbelt Use in Taxi and Livery Vehicles

The new legislation comes after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement at the end of session last year after a limo crash in Schoharie killed 20 people in October 2018.

To read more about the reforms, click here.


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