Fatal limo crashes on LI, upstate fuel state safety proposals

Michael Gormley with Newsday

March 24, 2019

Originally published in Newsday on March 24, 2019.

The 2015 crash of a limousine on Suffolk's North Fork that killed four young people and injured four more, and the limo crash upstate that killed 20 people last October are expected to prompt significant new regulation of the popular vehicles, state officials said.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has several measures to deal with the limousine safety issue in his proposal for the fiscal 2019-20 state budget due to be passed by April 1.

Majority Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly are negotiating with Cuomo, but also plan hearings during the remainder of the legislative session, scheduled to end June 19, on limo safety laws.

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