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Schumer, Gillibrand renew call for new limo safety requirements

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 06, 2021 01:28 PM
Created: May 06, 2021 11:50 AM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand re-introduced federal legislation Thursday morning to increase the safety of stretch limousines.

Among them is a requirement for shoulder and lap belts. A requirement that all operators disclose inspection results and dates is also included.

A limo safety law went into effect in New York in January. That requires vehicles converted into stretch limousines to have a seatbelt for every passenger. It also enhances license requirements for drivers.

It's been more than two years since the deadly Schoharie limo crash killed 20 people.


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