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N.Y. Limo Drivers Face New Safety Rules After Deadly 2018 Crash

Jan. 14, 2020, 4:31 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the state legislature have agreed on a package of limousine-safety laws that would create a new driver’s license for operators, require seat belts, ban defective vehicles from the road and increase penalties for illegal u-turns.

The 10-point package -- negotiated by Cuomo, state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie -- is a response to an October 2018 crash that killed 20 people when a stretch limousine careened out of control at an intersection in Schoharie, New York, about 165 miles (266 kilometers) north of New York City. An...

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