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Prom Cars

A Dire Warning

.   Prommers

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We regrettably have to tell you that it is illegal for wedding cars to do any work other than weddings, unless the cars are licensed for Private Hire (mini cabs) by their local authority. If an unlicensed vehicle were to do a prom the chances are their insurance would be totally invalid and that would be a catastrophe if there was an accident.

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We were told (anecdotally) of a Prom a few years ago when the police and licence inspectors were about a mile away from the Prom and stopped vehicles to check they were licensed. Quite a few were not and the Prommers had to get out of the vehicle and make their own way to the venue on foot. Needless to say the police being nice guys had a minibus just round the corner to take the Prommers to the venue so everyone arrived safely, if not a little chastened.

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So make sure this does not happen to you and your friends, ask whoever agrees to hire you a vehicle to take you to your prom what their Private Hire plate number is and which Local authority issued it. If they refuse then our advice would be to steer well clear not to use them. Should they give you the details phone the licensing department at that authority and double check their validity. It is very important that they have the right licence and consequently the right insurance. The last thing you want to do is let down your friends so check, check and check again it is far better to be safe than very very sorry.

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The law is different regarding stretched limousines (vehicles with nine or more seats). Limousines must be run by a properly licensed Public Sector Vehicle (PSV) operator and have the correct PSV licence for the vehicle. These licences are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) so get the license details and double check with the DVSA .Telephone number 0300 123 9000

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Just like the internet there are lots of scammers out there trying to take advantage of you  —  so be safe and enjoy your prom.

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