State Senate passes limo-safety bills after deadly upstate crash

By Bernadette Hogan and Max Jaeger

June 06, 2019

Originally published in The New York Post on June 06, 2019.

The state Senate on Thursday passed a slate of bills aimed at preventing fatal limo crashes like the upstate disaster that left 20 dead in October.

The proposals — which are still pending in the Assembly — create stricter licensing and safety requirements while also jacking up fines and penalties for bad actors.

The laws come on the heels of an October smash-up in which a stretch limo with faulty brakes and a slew of other safety violations blew through a stop sign near Schoharie and slammed into a parked car, claiming the lives of all 18 limo occupants and two nearby pedestrians.

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