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Matthew W. Daus, Esq
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A tragic limousine crash took the lives of 20 people in Schoharie, New York, in 2018. As the small town mourns the loss of life from one of the deadliest transportation disasters in almost a decade, policy makers across the United States may be reexamining the regulations surrounding stretch limousines to ensure more uniform and heightened safety laws and protocols are in place. This article will explore the implications of this high-profile

crash; the response of legislators, investigators, and policy makers; and what may happen next. Also explored are past and present stretch limo industry trends and safety protocols, as well as the federal, state, and local regulatory framework.