Whatever their reason may be for limo rental New Jersey locals should have safety on top of their minds.
Indeed, many associate limos with luxury and comfort. Some think that limos are reserved only for special occasions like weddings and proms. However, today’s limo companies are reaching out to a broader number of people by offering their fleets for practically any occasion, like airport transport, concerts, a night out in the town, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.
But no matter what your reason may be for renting a limo, you should not compromise your safety for luxury and comfort. Here are a few important tips that can help improve safety while onboard a limo.
Safety starts with finding a reputable limo company that is duly licensed by the appropriate governing bodies. It is worthwhile to check the limo company’s policy regarding the drug testing of their chauffeurs. Reputable companies are upfront about these policies, and as a consumer, it is well within your rights to know about these policies.
The next thing that you need to do is to inspect the vehicles that are available for hire. A reputable company invests in the maintenance and repair of its fleet and will not shy away from this type of requests. Look for signs of recklessness like scratches and dings that indicate lack of care from both the driver and the company.
Of course, hiring a limo from a reputable company does not necessarily guarantee your safety while onboard. You too are responsible for having a safe ride, whether you are riding alone or with other people.
One of the most important things to remember is that you are responsible for your belongings. Under no circumstance should you leave your precious belongings away from your sight. Take note that luxury vehicles are appealing to thieves who may be waiting for an opportunity to make their move.
Next, remember that underage drinking is not allowed. Even if you are of legal age, it is a good idea to drink responsibly, even if someone else is driving for you.
When the vehicle is moving, do not hang from the window or extend your limbs outside the window.
Remain seated while the car is moving. Avoid changing seats with other people riding with you while the limo is moving.
Avoid jumping up and down while onboard the vehicle as this can damage the suspension. Apart from the hefty cost that you might have to pay, you risk cutting your ride short, or you may have to wait for a considerable amount of time to have the vehicle replaced.