At Bayside Limousines, we always use the term ‘chauffeur’ rather than ‘driver’ when speaking of the people behind the wheel of one of our exclusive limousines or coaches.
So, an important overseas visitor is heading in to see you. A lot of future business success may depend upon his or her visit and you’ll want everything to go well.
This is another in our occasional FAQ series.
We hope you find it useful.
Since the dawn of the motor car age, people have normally categorised two-wheel vehicles as “bikes” and four-wheeled as “cars”.
Two of the biggest themes in motor vehicles at the moment, at least as covered in the media, are a) electric vehicles and b) driverless ones.
We understand that our business clients take little more seriously than punctuality when they’re travelling to a meeting or similar.
While speaking to a client recently, we realised that he didn’t know the origin of the word ‘Chauffeur’. So, we told him and he was so interested that we thought we’d share this with a wider audience.
Almost every professional chauffeur will be able to tell you stories of how they’ve arrived to collect a client only to be shocked to find an entirely unexpected mountain of luggage is also ‘waiting to go’.
It’s amazing how often the subject of ‘concept cars’ arises in casual conversation with our clients. Many are hugely impressed by some of those seen in the media but puzzled as to why they’re never seen again.
The driving licence minimum age varies in Australia from 16.5 years of age in Northern Territory up to 18 in some other States.