Limos, Kids & Alcohol Stay In The Headlines

Posted on February 24, 2015 by - Also by this author

The combination of the three is bad. It’s bad for the industry’s reputation, and for chauffeurs who can actually go to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It has happened before and it will happen again if we don’t enforce the laws of the land with respect to kids and alcohol.

If you do an Internet search using the terms “party bus,” “teens” and “drunk,” you will see an embarrassing image of our industry as horrifying incidents are posted for the world to see.
08/31/12: 16-year old Daniel Fernandez had a blood alcohol level of .209 when he decided that it would be a good idea to pop an emergency hatch open and stick his head out. Unfortunately, he did it just as the bus was about to pass under an overpass and he was decapitated in front of his boozing friends celebrating his birthday party.  That’s a party they will remember.
04/30/14: Party bus driver Luis Guevarra-Henriquez was driving a group of teens when he was stopped by law enforcement and arrested because booze and drunk kids were found on the bus he was operating.
Earlier this month, a limousine company in Springfield, Mo., delivered eight teens to a school sponsored dance. They were intoxicated on their arrival with one girl blowing a .40. This is more than five times the legal limit for an adult driver. When the limousine company was contacted by media, the company refused to speak to the media, implying it had something to hide.

We need to wake up, folks. We employ adults over the age of 25 to drive for us. I presume insurance companies won’t insure younger drivers because of their maturity level. We all know that kids shouldn’t be drinking. It is your personal duty and responsibility to prevent it when providing service to teens. Do it! 

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