Cuomo: Limo crash shows need for tougher enforcement rules

January 10, 2019 06:26 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to give authorities greater power to seize the license plates of unsafe or unauthorized vehicles following an upstate limousine crash that killed 20 people.

The Democrat told reporters Wednesday that he will push to change the law to give the Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles greater legal authority to take action quickly.

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Cuomo's proposal has yet to be introduced in the Legislature, which began its 2019 session Wednesday.

The Oct. 6 crash in Schoharie County west of Albany involved a limo that prosecutors say shouldn't have been on the road. Prosecutors also say the driver was improperly licensed. The crash remains under investigation.

Earlier this week the state police said they started seizing plates from dozens of unauthorized limousines.


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