Lawmakers to address passenger safety legislation

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 14, 2020 12:04 PM
Created: January 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Limousine safety legislation will be formally introduced on Tuesday.

The series of bills comes 15 months after the tragedy in Schoharie County.


The legislation was essentially written by the family members of the crash victims. Twenty people were killed in the crash on Oct. 6, 2018.

The goal of the new legislation is to establish a comprehensive and stringent set of limo safety laws.

Among the expected changes: the New York State Department of Transportation will be able to impound or immediately boot an unsafe vehicle, seat belts would be required, and drivers would need commercial licenses and special training. Drivers would also be subject to drug and alcohol testing.   

To hear more about the proposed legislation, click on Dan Levy’s report.

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