Limo Industry Can Do This Better Than TNCs

Posted on October 16, 2015 by - Also by this author

This news item from explains how one town uses Uber to be designated driver for residents. 

Although limousines are not cabs and operators generally avoid the drunk client crowd, setting aside some complimentary rides via an app at certain times would be a good public relations move. As technology companies and various operators roll out app products for clients and/or the public, marketing this public service would help gain a lot of good will market share.

Many politicians use the Uber-drunk driving connection has a justification for giving TNCs regulatory favor. But the chauffeured transportation industry can do this better with its inherent quality and safety checks. Some of the Uber-related assaults and incidents publicized in the media involve drunk passengers being mistreated or taken advantage of by criminal drivers.

Why not market the app-based limousine services as providing a safe ride -- and a safe driver? That's called solving two problems the professional way. Let's hope app developers and operators plan for this option and then make all the regulators and politicians aware of it.

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