Ohio limousine safety inspections - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Ohio limousine safety inspections

Posted: Updated:
NILES, Ohio -

Police say they have charged a limo service operator with criminally negligent homicide after a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York.

State police say Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was arrested today in a traffic stop on a highway near Albany. Prestige Limousine has come under intense scrutiny since Saturday's crash where two pedestrians and 20 people in a Prestige super-stretch limo were killed. 

When taking a limo for a special event, you don't want to worry about safety, you just want to have a good time.

So what safety precautions are taken with limos in Ohio?  

Well, limos like a stretch limo car, do not need to be inspected by the state, although Frank D'Amico says his company, Park Avenue Limousine, does its own thorough inspections.

"If there's something wrong with the car, the car doesn't go on the road. That's all there is to it. The tires have to be good the brakes have to be good. Our cars probably get checked every month. We've canceled runs because the car wasn't road ready," said D'Amico.

What does need to be inspected are SUV limos or party buses meant to carry 16 plus passengers.

They are checked once a year by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

They look at the interior, the frame, the exhaust system, tires, lights, and other parts. 

If it passes, it gets a special inspection sticker. 

If it does not, the limo can't be used until it passes.

But it may surprise you that although most limo's have safety belts you are not required to use them if you sit in the back of the vehicle.  Also, airbags are not required to be installed in the back of these limos so almost all of them do not have them. 

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

    In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

    Saturday, October 20 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-10-20 11:57:06 GMT
    Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that science and education are under threat around the world.More >>
    Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that science and education are under threat around the world.More >>
  • Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

    Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-10-17 02:54:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. ...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. ...
    San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill.More >>
    San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill.More >>
  • Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

    Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-10-16 16:59:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for a trip to visit areas affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for a trip to visit areas affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
    Trump, first lady arrive in Florida to survey areas devastated by Hurricane Michael.More >>
    Trump, first lady arrive in Florida to survey areas devastated by Hurricane Michael.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms