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When will it stop? That is, the growth in the size of limousines cruising our streets…

Via Thrillist, we’re hearing that the Colossus is now on the streets of Los Angeles. It claims to be the biggest limo in the world, with room for 30-passengers in the 40-foot-long, 8 1/2-feet wide bright yellow monstrosity. It is so big that it is built on the frame of a large commercial truck. Scroll down and take a look at the video.

Traffic in West Hollywood is already bad enough without having these huge oversize vehicles with the footprint of a city bus clogging our streets and curbs. It doesn’t take a scientific study to know that larger vehicles compound traffic problems in congested areas. And where do we have 40+ feet of open curb for these vehicles to stop?

Plus, they take longer to move out of the way of emergency vehicles that may need to get through. We’ve probably all experienced an emergency vehicle rushing up behind us with a clump of cars ahead of us. It’s already hard enough to try to inch over and out of the way with normal cars. The bigger the vehicle, the less ability it has to move out of the way when in close proximity to other cars, like at a traffic light.

The other problem with these types of vehicles is that they become rolling party pads more than a mode of transportation. The West Hollywood Sheriff has regularly encountered problems with rowdy party people or underage drinking in these types of vehicles.

At some point, something is going to have to be done to limit the size of these limos around our streets.

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What do you think?

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  1. Shawn says:

    They’re no worse than the constant barrage of tour buses that regularly violate multiple driving laws (stopping in flowing traffic, running red lights, etc.) as seen throughout West Hollywood.

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