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Senators call for new federal safety regs for stretch limos

October 18, 2018 12:19 PM

Nearly two weeks after the tragic limousine crash in Schoharie County, there are more calls to implement new federal safety regulations for stretch limos.

United States Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Twenty people died in what's described as the deadliest transportation accident in almost a decade.

The senators are urging the NHTSA to quickly implement any safety recommendations produced by the NTSB.

Specifically, the senators want the agency to:

  • Evaluate the construction of stretch limos and address the safety gaps.
  • Conduct a study on improving passenger protections.
  • Develop specific requirements for an inspection of structural safety and to ensure that only structurally sound vehicles are allowed on the road.

MORE INFORMATION: Call for limousine safety from senators

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