2 ways to check a limo is "ok" to ride

Posted at 6:12 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 18:12:29-04

After a limo crash killed 20 people, it was revealed by Gov. Cuomo that the driver did not have the proper license, and the vehicle itself had failed the inspection a month earlier. 

The crash brought up questions of limo safety. To help provide an easy way to answer some safety questions, here are 2 simple ways to check the limousine to see if it is suitable to ride. 

1) Every legitimate limo will have multiple numbers on the side of the vehicle. These numbers tell you that the NYS DOT certified the vehicle. They are also able to be looked up to see if there is a legal history with the vehicle. 

2) A diamond shaped registration will be placed on the windshield of each vehicle. The registration is the exact same as a normal vehicles, as it proves the vehicle has been evaluated and safe. It also shows in large letters when it has, or will expire. 

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