Governor Poised To Make Decision On Limo Safety Bill

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The Governor has a decision to make in terms of limousine safety in California.  Spurred on by a recent limousine fire along a San Mateo bridge that cost five people their lives, lawmakers put together measures that seek to boost safety of all those limousines that are designed for less than ten people.  The Governor will need to sign the law by October 13, and it’s not surprising then that various groups are trying to influence his decision.  The Greater California Livery Association, a limousine trade group, sent a letter to the Governor saying that the timeframe for safety upgrades was unacceptable and that installing additional exits will actually compromise safety.  That latter claim drew the ire of a fire investigator and engineer, and the President of the Association himself said he did not agree with the claim that installing exits could be dangerous.

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