In the months following the horrific Schoharie limo crash that took the lives of 20 people, efforts are being made to prevent such a tragedy again.  License plates have recently been stripped off dozens of vehicles, and while nothing can ever 100 percent ensure our passenger safety, this at least appears to be a start.According to a report by the Times Union, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles have begun vigorously cracking down on limousines that didn't have proper authorization.

Since the October 6th Schoharie tragedy, license plates have been stripped off as many as 59 vehicles and seized by troopers according to State Police spokesperson, Beau Duffy.

The report from the Times Union also adds that under state transportation law, the Department of Transportation can fine limousine companies thousands of dollars "for driving passengers without first getting the proper state certification".  This is known as "operating authority".