Over the last couple of years or so, we have commented several times on the mass publicity surrounding driverless cars.
To recap, we have said that we are very interested in this developing technology and that it is something we find very exciting as a future prospect. However, we have also previously voiced concerns about unduly “gung-ho” forecasts relating to how soon such vehicles are likely to be available for large-scale real-life road use.
We’re sometimes asked just what it takes to become one of our chauffeurs.
Well, it depends of course. No two people are the same and we all have our individual strengths and weaknesses. None of us are perfect!
We blogged on this a long time ago but a recent question suggested we should perhaps re-visit the subject again.
All our chauffeurs have been personally and extensively vetted by us. You can be 100% certain that they are trustworthy, responsible, experienced, mature and discreet individuals.
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.
In this day and age, it seems inconceivable that any professional limousine driver could possibly ‘get lost’ but the key word here is ‘professional’.
A year or so ago we mentioned in a blog that an overseas and important business visitor to our shores was once found wandering around lost, with his luggage, in an out-of-town business park. A taxi driver had become confused over the destination (which should have been in the CBD) and dropped him there.
In Australia, the normally-quoted “maximum permissible level of alcohol for safe driving” is set at 0.05% or 0.02 / 0.00 for certain categories of driver.
There are some great events that justify having a good time and a night out, perhaps including limo hire.
Stag or hen nights, birthdays, sporting events and anniversaries are just a few examples that come to mind. In fact though, you don’t need an excuse.
We’ve spoken often in past blogs about our great vehicles and now it’s time to say a few words about our greatest resource – that is our chauffeurs.
All 7-seaters have to be uncomfortable, spartan vehicles that have all the charm and appeal of a delivery van with some seats welded inside, right?