A car service or limousine ride tends to be an experience for special events such as weddings, a prom, a birthday party or any other big event. This means that people don’t always know the proper etiquette for riding in a limo or car service. We see limo scenes in many movies but it’s important to keep in mind that just because you saw it in a movie doesn’t make it appropriate!
Make sure that you have done your research and have chosen the best limousine company/ car service for the occasion. Use online reviews and ask for references from family and friends for a reliable company. Planning ahead also means that you have a planned route and your limo driver knows where you want to go without making any last minute changes.
Keep in touch with your driver and have their number saved in case you need to call them for any reason. Having a direct line of communication will make it easier for both of you. It’s also a good idea to give your limo driver a copy of the itinerary or confirm the route before you go anywhere to make sure everyone is on the same page.
This is probably the most important tip when hiring a limo and limo driver. Be responsible in the vehicle and respectful of your driver! If any ground rules are given, follow them without question and make sure that all passengers are following these rules. Your limo driver deserves to be treated with kindness and respect and that is expected of you and all of the passengers.
Each limousine in a fleet has a maximum occupancy for passengers. This number should be taken seriously as it is set for your safety. The limo driver will know how many people to expect and showing up with too many people is not a good idea. Having too many passengers will also make the limo cramped and not as comfortable as it is meant to be.
This is one of those scenes we see in movies but is not safe or appropriate. Not only is it dangerous but it is also distracting to your driver and other drivers on the road.
Celebrating a little bit in a limo is understandable but getting too drunk is not. Getting sick or causing any damage to the vehicle is unacceptable and can be subject to a fine.
The bottom line is that a limo or a car service should be a fun treat and should also be respected. Just be smart, respectful, and have fun!