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Ohio limousine safety inspections

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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. 

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