Limo Companies Face New Regulations Under Bill Signed By Gov. Brown Following Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire
A new law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown lays out new safety requirements for limo companies.
Fire crews rushed to the scene of a limo completely engulfed in flame on a Vallejo roadway Friday morning. The driver made it out alive and discovered the engine was on fire when he raised the hood.
SB 338 would require more inspections of vehicle, and order limos with a seating capacity of fewer than 10 people to carry a fire extinguisher onboard. Stretch limos with a capacity of more than 10 already have such a requirement.
The California Highway Patrol is asking those who want to honor the five women who were killed in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last Saturday to refrain from putting memorial items on the bridge.
While the cause of Saturday night’s fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge remains under investigation, questions are now being raised over how the limo industry is regulated.
The limousine which caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, killing five of nine passengers on board, was part of a nationwide recall because of issues with load limits on tires, investigators have found.
Saturday’s deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge raised questions about who routinely checks such vehicles for safety concerns. As ConsumerWatch discovered, the answer is nobody.
Police were trying to locate a man who shot two other men in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Sunday then escaped in a limousine.