Better let the chauffeur always open the door.
As professional drivers and chauffeurs, you should be afraid of the dark. Vision is greatly reduced. Bad things happen after dark. Extra precautions must be taken to avoid bad things from happening to you or your passengers when operating in the dark.
A few years ago, a chauffeur discharged a group of passengers late at night from a limo-bus in Los Angeles. One of the passengers decided to cross the street in front of the bus. The end result was tragic. The passenger stepped directly into the path of an oncoming car. He was killed instantly in front of his friends and the chauffeur.
Be careful where you choose to park and especially where you choose to unload passengers in the dark. Getting hit by a car isn't the only danger. Getting robbed or assaulted is also a possibility. Try to load and unload in well-lighted locations and caution your passengers as they exit your vehicle about oncoming traffic or known dangers in the area.
A Key Instruction, even if you don't show them the controls for radio, lights and A/C is: “Please let me open your door. It's my job.”
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