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Surprise Inspection Of Limos, Shuttles And Buses Conducted At SFO

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Limousines are inspected at San Francisco International Airport, May 22, 2013. (CBS)

Limousines are inspected at San Francisco International Airport, May 22, 2013. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Operators of limousines, passenger buses and shuttles were randomly pulled aside at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday in a surprise inspection conducted by the CHP, police and state agencies.

A white stretch limousine, not unlike the one that burst into flames, killing five women on the San Mateo Bridge May 4th, was one of the vehicles pulled over at the inspection site.

Another limo was found to be out of compliance with state regulations. Inspectors have found several violators including expired authorizations. One Super Shuttle driver was taken aside for allegedly having an expired driver’s license.

California Highway Patrol, the state Public Utilities Commission, and the Department of Motor Vehicles were looking for any irregularities in the random inspection that was planned before the tragically fatal limo ride on the bridge, according to Sgt. Neal Griffin with the San Francisco Police Department.

Griffin said the process includes visual and cursory physical inspections of the vehicles that provide service at SFO.

Violators can be fined, cited and are subject to having their vehicles impounded.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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