New York State Police aimed to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking during the days leading up to and following Halloween. Halloween celebrations present serious safety risks as the number of pedestrians skyrockets with children and families ‘trick or treating’ and at the same time there is generally an increase in impaired driving.

In light of the tragic Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people, there is a new focus on how safe limousines are (or are not). Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are set to begin an examination of the oversight of the limousine industry.

According to experts, there are two obvious and indisputable factors that lead to limousine crash injuries and fatalities: the structure of the vehicles and the lack of safety protections.