Toronto Airport Limo Services Advise Caution Against Illegal Operators
- December 26, 2013
A few months ago, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in the U.K. warned the public against illegal limo operators. This is in response to reported cases of illegal limos operating within the country for the past few years. A recent case involved an unlicensed limo company caught in a sting operation and was fined £1,000 ($1,566.47 Canadian).
Never travel with illegal limos because there’s a good chance that your ride doesn’t meet the industry’s safety requirements. The law requires all Toronto airport limo services to follow guidelines, including undergoing the necessary inspections. It’s not just the problem of the U.K. Some parts of the U.S. and Canada are also cracking down on illegal limousine operators.
But the government will need your help to round up these groups. To know if your limo ride is legit, here are some guidelines to give you the heads up.
Most limo operators caught in the act fail to furnish the necessary papers to prove they’re legit. The method of licensing may differ by province or territory, but a license is a requirement all the same. In Toronto, a license for a limo service can cost up to nearly $370, while renewal can cost up to nearly $250. Contact the proper local authorities to determine the operator’s legitimacy.
The law also requires limo services with a fleet of more than five to get insurance to cover personal injury liabilities. Even if the quality of limo services in Toronto meets the legal requirements, it doesn’t guarantee immunity from an accident. In other words, as a passenger in a legitimate ride, you’re safely covered. Better to be safe now than sorry later.
It is difficult to prove a limo service’s reliability if it’s new in the business. In contrast, any limo service, like Aeroport Taxi and Limousine Service, that has been in the business for years and holds a good reputation indicates reliability. Ask friends and neighbors about the quality of the limos in the area.
You deserve a smooth and safe ride from the airport to any place in the city. Legitimate limo services may not come cheap most of the time, but price is sometimes truly the fitting trade-off for high-caliber quality.