Although Uber is a common option for getting a lift, there are safety concerns that make using a limo service a much better choice.
1. Limo Drivers are Held Accountable
Limo drivers are employees of the company that employees them. As employees, limo drivers are held accountable for the level of service that they provide to passengers. A lot is at stake for the driver if they fail to provide exemplary service to each and every passenger. Uber drivers, on the other hand, only suffer a “bad rating.” They continue to drive and earn money, even if their service is terrible.
2. Limo Drivers are Personally Vouched For
Limo drivers need to present themselves in person to their prospective employers. They are interviewed, have their background checked, and previous employers are called for references. This helps to ensure that limo drivers are trusted and safe individuals to drive you and your family members. Uber drivers need only have a driver’s license and insurance, which are uploaded online. No “in-person” interview is ever conducted with Uber drivers.
3. Limo Drivers are Trusted Employees
Driving with an employee who is a limo driver is driving with a trusted employee. These individuals are well-known to the company, with colleagues and bosses who know and respect the limo driver. Uber drivers are strangers to everyone. No one knows the Uber driver you’re getting involved with. Driving with an Uber driver is like getting into a stranger’s car on the side of a highway.
4. Limo Drivers Don’t Have Access to Your Personal Information
When you get a ride with a limo driver, your personal information goes through the company, not the driver. The driver only knows where they picked you up and where they dropped you off. With Uber, your sensitive personal data may be known to the driver, leaving you exposed to identity theft or worse.
There are many other advantages to using limo services instead of Uber, but safety is the number one reason why your next ride should be a limo ride.