A new bill has been proposed that is designed to create a limo safety database for consumers.
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is sponsoring the bill which would amend the state Transportation Law by requiring an immediate safety review of all stretch limousine companies and their vehicles. This includes a verification of all drivers’ licenses and records of drivers and a mandatory inspection of the vehicle.
According to the proposal, the need for updated laws governing stretch limousines is “apparent.”
Following the tragic limousine crash in Schoharie in October 2018 that claimed the lives of 20 people and is said to be the worst transportation disaster in nearly a decade, this bill is aimed at “ensuring the most current safety standards for the limousine industry are met and making information on the status of vehicles and drivers public and easily available to consumers.”