ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a package of legislation enacting a suite of new reforms and safety requirements for the limousine industry in New York State.
The signing comes more than a year after the deadly limo crash in Schoharie which killed 20 people in October 2018.
- The package includes 10 bills which mandate stricter safety requirements:
- Seat belt requirements
- Immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal U-turns
- GPS requirements
- Customer service resource requirements
- Regular validation of vehicle and driver safety information
- New commercial driver’s license requirements for limousine drivers
- Creation of a passenger task force and drug and alcohol testing
“New York stands with those who lost loved one in the horrific crashes that inspired this legislation,” said Governor Cuomo. “And I commend the family members who worked tirelessly to help pass these bills to help prevent future tragedies.”
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