Measure to Make Vehicles Safer After Schoharie Limo Crash Introduced

Schoharie Limo Crash

In the aftermath of the deadly limo crash in Schoharie, the area's three congressional representatives, John Faso, Paul Tonko and Elise Stefanik, have introduced a measure that closes a loophole that allows retrofitted limousines to skirt safety requirements as resold vehicles and avoid compliance with certain highway safety standards.

Faso says the bill would impose safety checks on limousines that have been retro-fitted to increase seating capacity to more than 10.

The limousine that crashed in Schoharie reportedly failed several inspections in the last two years.

Meanwhile, the family of one of the victims of the limo crash is going to sue New York State. 

The parents of Amanda Rivenburg and their lawyer say the state was at fault for failing to fix the intersection of Routes 30 and 30A.

The court filing said the state failed to properly design the intersection where the crash took place. 

State officials say they did reconstruct the intersection some years ago to address some safety issues, but after the crash, some people, including Town Supervisor Alan Tavenner said that the work really didn't make things better.

Photo: WNYT

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