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Suffolk County Transportation

On July 18th, 2015, Lauren Baruch, Amy Grabina, Brittney Schulman, and Stephanie Belli were killed in a tragic Limousine accident on Eastern Long Island. What started out as a normal day for the family and friends of the women above, ended in the most tragic and unforgettable day. L.A.B.S is a petition that is being created to bring awareness and justice to the horrific event that occurred on July 18th, 2015.

The accident occurred on County Road, route 48 in Cutchogue, NY when the driver of a stretch limousine made a U-turn on a double lane road where no signal was indicated for on-coming traffic. As the driver made the U-turn, an oncoming driver with limited time to react, collided with the limousine which ended in complete disarray. A day where 8 women decided to be safe and take what was supposed to be a safe and reliable transportation, turned into the complete opposite. A day where the limousine driver was told by Lauren's mother; "you have 8 precious lives in this limo. Bring them home safely" however, due to his negligence, could not make that promise. Eight women went to the wineries for a fun, exciting day, and only four came home, only to begin what will be the toughest journey of their lives.

Today, 2 years after the accident, it is still a struggle to come to a decision on who is held responsible from this accident. Every single day the families, friends, loved ones, and unrelated individuals are reminded of the accident and the details involving the loss of 4 beautiful women. This petition is to advocate not for Lauren, Amy, Brittney, and Stephanie, but for everyone else who considers Limousines as a reliable transportation option.

1: Limousines should NOT be permitted to make U-Turns.

2. If a limousine makes a U-Turn and is struck by another vehicle resulting in the death or injury of its occupants, the driver should be held criminally responsible to a certain degree if the crash was as a result of the U-turn.

3. Limousine drivers must be required to complete a special training on how to successfully and safely operate a limousine. (There is currently no training for this)

4. The internal/external structure of a limousine should meet the federal standards that all other vehicles meet for safety regulations.

5. Any limousine accidents going forward that involve the death of its occupants, the accident from July 18, 2015 should be referred to.

Signed,

Paul Schulman

This petition closed 8 months ago

How this will help

Please sign this petition to help us bring awareness to the above conditions that WE want to be changed. Our goal is to prevent an accident like this from occurring again. Today, large busses and...

Please sign this petition to help us bring awareness to the above conditions that WE want to be changed. Our goal is to prevent an accident like this from occurring again. Today, large busses and limousines continue to make U-Turns at the exact location of where this accident occurred, and continue to endanger the lives of many people. Help us save others' lives, help us make a change. Limousines are a frequently utilized form of transportation, and need to be safer not for its occupants, but everyone else on the road. One decision impacts an entire community. Let's make some changes.

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