ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)–The New York State Limo Security Process Drive has made greater than a dozen suggestions to make limos safer for the general public. That report has not too long ago been launched and will make new limo legal guidelines transferring ahead.
This week will mark 4 years since a horrific limo crash in Schoharie took the lives of 20 folks.
Kevin Cushing’s son, Patrick, was killed within the crash. He is among the members of the duty power.
“What we would have liked to do with these legal guidelines and the work that we would have liked to do right here, is make it simply harder for folks to have unsafe limousines on the street,” mentioned Kevin Cushing.
One advice is to verify stretch limousines are as much as DOT requirements.
“Meaning the car has to get inspected, meaning the motive force has to undergo drug testing, legal background checks. There would even be signage within the limousines too,” defined David Brown, activity power member and limo firm proprietor.
In keeping with Brown, if passengers have a criticism or concern, a toll free New York State quantity could be seen for them to name in the event that they don’t really feel protected throughout their experience. Limo corporations themselves would even have a score.
“There’s going to be really helpful, permitted, and never permitted. So any individual moving into there and saying hey, this man has a beneath 70 % charge, and he’s not really helpful by DOT, purchaser beware. You won’t need to go along with them,” mentioned Brown.
Cushing additionally introduced up this advice in an interview with Political Correspondent, Jamie DeLine.
“You’ll be capable to perceive if they’ve had their autos taken off the street. The age of their autos. We actually want to teach folks to do this earlier than they name and principally rent a limousine, and it shouldn’t be simply based mostly off a worth,” acknowledged Cushing.
One other level, taking stretch limos off the street in the event that they attain 10 years of age or have 350,000 miles on them. The duty power additionally really helpful exploring legal responsibility for passengers who fail to make use of seatbelts.
Cushing and different members of the duty power wished to delay the discharge of their report till
after the New York State Inspector Common’s investigation was full. However that may imply the duty power would have missed its October 1 report deadline.
“Myself and others are simply going to make each effort going ahead that the IG report and different reviews that come out permit us to reconvene and put that into our future report with the governor,” mentioned Cushing.
A spokesperson for Governor Hochul launched an announcement which mentioned partly, “We look ahead to taking swift motion to implement the suitable suggestions from the Process Drive to assist guarantee safer transportation for New Yorkers.”