A Limousine For The Prom

by : Dror Klar

After twelve years of school, not to mention pre-school and kindergarten, the time for your child's senior prom has finally arrived!

Your child has waited with great anticipation for this date. And why not? After so many years of attending classes they will soon take their first step into adulthood when they step off the stage after receiving their high school diploma.

But before that day is the most anticipated prom of all. Every year since middle school they have heard of the fantasy of the senior prom. Days have been spent buying just the right attire for this very formal occasion. The transportation should be as special as the night.

Young and inexperienced drivers tend to be less cautious than older, seasoned drivers. This fact, combined with the joy and exuberance of the evening, could have serious consequences.

Since most young people prefer to go places in groups perhaps the parents could split the cost of the rental. It could be that each person attending could raise the needed funds for themselves. However you choose to pay for this you know that this is the safest way for your child to travel.

There are a few things that a parent should do well in advance of the prom. Contact the limo services in your area and get quotes from them. Ask about the types of vehicles they have in their fleet. Go to their site and personally inspect the vehicle.

Make your reservations early to ensure the availability of the type of vehicle that you want. Early reservations also assure that a limousine is available for that date and time. Advise the limo service that their passengers will be underage and that all alcoholic beverages should be removed and replaced with water, fruit juices, or colas. They may also provide gaming devices, CD and DVD players.

Most of these types of options are usually standard in the limousines, but it may be a good idea to check with them. Provide them with a list of all addresses they will need to go to. Unless rented for the entire evening, there is usually a per mile charge. Make sure that you understand that any unexpected side trips may add to the over-all cost. If you do not want any additional mileage charged to you it would be wise to instruct the limo service that the itinerary be followed as agreed upon.

Discuss this with your child before hand. You should also understand that charges may apply if the limo is left sitting on the parking lot rather than dropping them off and returning later to pick them up. Get a contact number in the event of a problem. Be sure to get everything in writing.

As a parent you have enough to worry about. Transportation for the prom need not be one of them. You can relax knowing that your child is having the time of their life with a trained professional behind the wheel.