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Agreement on new limousine safety bill

Legislation in response to a pair of deadly crashes
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jan 14, 2020

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Governor Cuomo has announced a three-way agreement with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on a limousine safety regulation package.

The 10-point package introduces new safety regulations such as: seatbelt 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, and creation of a passenger task force and drug and alcohol testing.

The safety bills follow two deadly limo crashes that took place in 2015 and 2018.