Limousine safety bill faces critical vote in Sacramento

August 30, 2013 12:38:36 PM PDT
A bill aimed at making limousines safer faces a critical vote before a State Assembly committee.

The bill follows the deaths of five women. They were killed when a limo burst into flames on the San Mateo Bridge in May.

St. Sen. Jerry Hil, D-San Mateo has sponsored the bill. It calls for all limousines to carry two fire extinguishers.

The bill would also require the highway patrol to inspect limos each year and for vehicles to meet federal and state safety standards.

Investigators blamed mechanical failure for the deadly fire.