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Lawmakers, Governor Announce Deal on Limo Safety Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y. — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority …

Safety Board Urges Limo Safety Standards After Deadly Crash

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday said federal regulators should require lap and shoulder seat belts throughout limousines after probing a series of deadly crashes including one in a October 2018 that killed 20 people. The …

New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Seat Belt Law for Back-Seat Passengers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state’s seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up. Under current law, while all passengers in the front seat must wear seat belts, only …

Many Minnesota Crash Victims Unbelted This Year

Safety officials say many of the people killed in Minnesota’s first traffic crashes of the new year were not wearing seat belts. The state Office of Traffic Safety says eight of Minnesota’s first 10 motorists killed in 2012 were not …

Law Pushed After Study Shows Massachusetts Seat Belt Drop

A coalition is pushing for a new seat belt enforcement law after a study showed that seat belt use in Massachusetts is among the lowest in the country. According to a University of Massachusetts study prepared for the state, seat …

Honda Recalls 310,773 Pilots in the US

Honda Motor Co. says it is recalling 310,773 Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace the front seat belts due to problems with the belts’ stitching. Honda said Friday it is voluntarily recalling Pilots from the 2009 …

Differing Views on Seat Belts in Pa. School Buses

The school bus crash on Interstate 81 that sent two dozen people to the hospital Sunday raises that nagging question about why school buses lack seat belts. It’s an emotional and complicated subject, but this is probably true: It has …