When you hire a limo, you probably think over several different things. For instance, you’re going to think about how much it costs, how established the company is, and how experienced the drivers are. However, you also need to think about safety. It might just save your life.
Whether you’re hiring a limo service for a wedding, the prom, or some other event, you have to consider your safety. To do this, you can follow a series of steps to determine the legitimacy and safety of any given limo company and to ensure your safety and the safety of anyone who may be riding in the limo.
The first safety guideline you should be aware of is that the limo company should be licensed. To get a license to operate a limo and to run a limo service, the company must have obtained a license that is regulated by the Public Safety Commission. This means they’ve had to have passed two inspections a year, provided verification of insurance, and submitted to regular background checks for all drivers.
To get this information, you need to request it from the company itself. First of all, you should ask for their PSC number. Ask to see the limo that you will be riding in and inspect it yourself. Examine the interior and the exterior. Read the contract you’re provided carefully and thoroughly. Pay particular attention to any fine print and question the terms that you are confused about or find disagreeable.
Once you have this information, call the Public Safety Commission to verify everything. They should be able to tell you if the limo service is authorized to run and if the fee you are being charged is correct. You see, limo companies have to file their rates with the Commission, so you can check to make sure they aren’t trying to rip you off.
The PSC is there to help consumers select licensed companies that have a track record of being responsible and reliable. They have a vested interest in ensuring your safety as well.
So the next time you’re thinking about hiring a limo service, think twice. That is, don’t just pick a random company out of the phonebook or the first search result you find online. Really do your research to find a company that has a good reputation, a solid standing with the PSC, and a track record for keeping their passengers safe.