LI, upstate families demand more safety measures for limos after tragedies

By Michael Gormley with Newsday

Originally published in Newsday

Senate Transportation Committee chairman Timothy Kennedy (D-Buffalo) said the State Legislature will focus on bills that would require seat belts, air bags, escape hatches and windows that open inward, along with more support frames.

State Sen. James Gaughran (D-Northport) said additional measures could include requiring all limo drivers to earn commercial driver’s licenses, automatic “booting” of limos that fail inspections so they can’t be driven, and a report on the background of the car and driver provided to customers.

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