Limos often offer complimentary champagne for special events such as weddings, engagements or hen's night parties. However, many limousines are also hired to transport school students to and from their prom or graduation, and many limo hire companies are not enforcing the legal drinking age in their limousines and it has been revealed that those under 18 have been drinking alcohol in some limousines.
Therefore, all stretch limousines in Rotherham are now going to be licensed under new laws from the local council. From the 1st of January 2007, the stretch limos operating in Rotherham will be licensed for public safety.
Rotherham has seen a huge increase in limousines operating in the area, as has been seen across the country. The increased use has prompted an investigation and regulation of the industry in the area. This also includes checking on the limousine chauffeurs as to whether they are respectable members of the public and whether they are competent and properly licensed to drive stretch limousines.
When limousines were used primarily to transport wedding parties and funeral attendants, the industry was out of the spotlight. Now that limousines are often being used to transport school children and families, it has been revealed that there is no compulsory background or criminal checks done on limousine chauffeurs.
Limousines in the area were also spot checked which revealed that passengers not yet 18, were consuming the alcohol in the limousine bar. Enforcing the law that limousines are only licensed to carry eight passengers is also hard, as many are built to carry often twice that many.
The limousine industry is now facing many more regulations and enforcements because of its raised profile. However, many limo hire companies which have been running for years, are safe, reliable and reputable and are already conforming to the laws which have recently been made compulsory.
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