New York State is close to tougher state limo laws.
On Thursday, the state senate passed a package of nine new limousine safety laws.
If passed by the assembly and signed by the governor, the laws would require limo drivers to go through drug and alcohol testing and obtain a commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement.
The new regulations would also require seat belts in all stretch limos with nine or more passengers while also requiring GPS systems and increasing penalties for illegal u-turns.
The move comes after twin tragedies in Schoharie, New York and Cutchogue, Long Island, that together took the lives of 24 people during limo crashes last year and in 2015.