Understanding Limo Safety After Fatal New York Crash
UNITED STATES – October 9, 2018 (nbc24.com) After the deadly limousine accident in New York, an article from nbc24.com examines limo safety for consumers planning their next ride.*
In investigating the New York limo crash that killed 17 passengers, the limo driver, and two pedestrians, officials found that the limo failed a recent safety inspection, and the driver did not have the appropriate license.
“For all commercial vehicles, there’s an annual vehicle inspection that’s required, and then in addition to that, there’s daily inspections,” said Michael Leizerman, founding chair of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. “You do a pre-trip inspection before you get into your vehicle. [W]e don’t usually do that before we get into our cars, but it makes sense if you’re going to haul 15 people [or] 10 people.”
Brandon Johnson, president of Team Johnson Limo Service, said all limo drivers with his company have to be certified.
“You have to have a passenger endorsement depending on what size vehicle,” he said. “If it’s over 16 passengers, you have to have a different type of license, so you can have a chauffer’s license. Most all of our drivers have a Class B CDL with passenger endorsement.”
Johnson said commercial drivers also have to pass drug tests and background checks. In addition, vehicles carrying more than 16 passengers have to be inspected by the state highway patrol. The highway patrol will review the vehicle from top to bottom and give out a sticker for passing vehicles. The sticker, Johnson says, is something to look for on your next ride. Johnson also said to be wary of companies offering prices that sound too good to be true. They might be offering lowering prices because they are skirting the costs of inspections or insurance that keep people safe.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 34 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-four years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333