Hiring a driver for an event can be a great way to ensure your guests have the best time possible. It also means you don’t have to worry about sending them off in taxis after the party; instead, you can send them all home safely and securely together in one large group! However, you must ensure that whoever you hire is qualified and experienced. Here are some things you need to consider when hiring a driver for your event:
Prove of a qualified driver.
The best way to ensure this is by having your potential driver/driver company present all of the above documentation before hiring them for your event. A qualified chauffeur driver has the proper license, insurance, and criminal record. If you doubt their legitimacy, it’s best not to hire them!
Emergency gear on board
Could you make sure they have emergency gear on board? It’s important to know that a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, spare tire and jack, and a contact list for emergency services are all required by law for your driver to carry. These items can help mitigate any unexpected issues during your trip.
Insured to carry passengers
Ensure that your driver services company is insured to carry passengers. If not, you can get in trouble for hiring them. Insurance aims to protect you and your belongings from any damage or injury caused by someone else. A good liability insurance policy should cover the following:
- Damage to the vehicle, other people, and their property (including cars)
- The driver or passengers do damage while in transit
- Injury or death of the driver or passengers during travel (intentional or accidental).
Make sure they have personal belongings coverage too! Driving around with expensive gear in two can be risky business. In addition to covering damage done by others on their property, many policies will also cover damage caused by theft within certain limits – usually up to around USD 10,000 per claim year (check with your insurance company).
How much it will cost
Before agreeing to anything, you will also want to ask how much it will cost. You should not be afraid to negotiate but do not expect a discount for every vehicle or hire multiple drivers for a more extended period. Like any other kind of business transaction, haggling is part of the process, and you should be prepared with a fair offer (but not too low). If the price is too high, walk away and find another affordable driver who can provide you with a better deal.
Awareness about the area
If you’re driving somewhere new to you, it’s a good idea to check and ensure your driver knows their way around. If not, ensure they have a SafeDryver app, GPS, or the ability to find one quickly if needed!
Qualified, insured, and experienced driver
It’s essential to check that they have adequate car liability insurance in case of an accident or if someone is injured while on board their vehicle. You should also ensure that their policy covers any property damage sustained during transit (if appropriate). Check the fine print to ensure it does not contain any exclusions for certain types of vehicles or locations where your event will take place (e.g., private roads).
Licenses required for the kind of transportation you need—this could include a chauffeur’s license, taxi license, or bus operator’s license, among others—and proof that these have been renewed within the last two years at least (some states require more frequent renewal periods).
seeking a qualified, insured, safe driver with a suitable vehicle. You can do this by asking them to provide you with the following information. These are just a few things to consider when hiring a safe driver for your event. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us.