NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — Senator Chuck Schumer listed the names of the 20 people who died in last year’s Schoharie limo accident.
On Thursday, the senator introduced a new bill called the Safe Limos Act. The act will work to redefine safety standards in stretch limousine manufacturing.
This Sunday will mark one year since the tragic accident. Since then, the National Transportation Safety Board has released a report which found the non-original seat belts in the limo were not properly designed.
“It confirmed our suspicion that these lives were victims of the woefully broken and broken and unregulated system that failed them. By failing to establish and enforce basic safety standards,” Senator Schumer said.
The NTSB is recommending new safety requirements, like requiring lap and shoulder belts on all new limos and establishing higher minimum crash standards.
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