Although riding a limo is definitely a fun experience, you should not forego the most basic of safety measures to ensure everyone’s welfare. While you should have fun cruising along the streets, you should take certain safety precautions before renting and during the ride.
Considering some simple safety precautions will ensure your night out goes off without a hitch. These tips will give you peace of mind knowing that everyone inside the limo is in good hands.
When Renting the Limo
You can find limo companies everywhere, but always use a professional service with a great track record. A reputable limousine service has positive customer feedback about their experiences. Read online reviews and take a look at how long they have been in business. We suggest shopping local, as these business-owners tend to give you a better bang for your buck. They love what they do meaning you will have an enthusiastic chauffer who knows the area well.
Before you rent, remember to ask you rental company questions like:
- How old is the limousine?
- What will the chauffeur wear?
- Is gratuity included in the price?
- What happens if you need to cancel?
Most companies offer a selection of vehicles depending on the number of passengers and client preferences. After choosing the one that works best for your event, pay the company a visit and conduct an inspection of the limo. Be mindful of what kind of shape it is in and ask about safety features like a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc.
Let your limo service company know your itinerary beforehand, especially with multiple pickups, to avoid misunderstanding and unexpected charges. Take the time to read and understand all the details of the rental agreement, and learn about what you can do should certain issues arise during the day.
During the Ride
We all know the popular movie scenes when someone opens the sunroof and stands up. But in reality, a limo is a vehicle and you should keep your head, arms, and legs inside while in motion. You can have fun but to avoid activities that may cause injuries or other accidents.
If minors ride without chaperones, enforce the ban on alcoholic substances. Large bags and purses should be prohibited, for they could contain these beverages. The lights should also remain on for the duration of the ride.
Taking a limo should be a fun and relaxing experience. Accidents can always happen, but by using these simple tips you can make the ride a safe experience, too.