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Recent Rise in Prom Limousines Comes From Unlikely Source

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on May 1, 2011

Prom limo rentals, once a very rare sight and luxury only available to the wealthy, are now increasingly common on weekend evenings in late spring all across the country. The source of the surging popularity in prom limousines is coming from an unlikely source – the parents of those attending the proms. Prom limos have always been a much sought-after mode of prom transportation, but, these days, limousine services are reporting that it is the parents making the reservations instead of their children.

“You maybe saw one or two in my day,” said Kim Harper, who graduated from a suburban Detroit high school in the late 1980s. “But it was only the coolest or richest kid in school or something; it was pretty rare.”

When Harper dropped her daughter off at last year’s prom, she was in for a big surprise.

“I couldn’t believe how many (limos) I saw,” Harper said. “I didn’t believe it.”

One happy limo company manager is delighted with the trend and expects it to grow in the coming years.

“Parents love it,” said Dave Johnson. “They know their kids aren’t out on the road.”

Johnson and other limo operators are responding to the trend by helping parents achieve even more peace of mind. Many limousine services are asking teens and parents alike to sign contracts called “prom promises” that clearly detail where the prom limo is allowed to go on prom night and who is and is not allowed to ride in the limo as well as outline appropriate behavior.

“And the itinerary is followed exactly; it’s not altered or changed without a phone call to the parent,” Johnson said.

At the root of the growing popularity of prom limo rentals are parents’ concerns about young, inexperienced drivers and the popularity of after-prom parties where drugs and alcohol are often present. Concerned parents often contact the parents of their kids’ friends to organize prom limo rentals and split the costs. Everybody wins. The kids get a luxury limousine for the prom, and the parents can relax knowing that a professional is behind the wheel.

Here at NLS Limo, we’ve seen a similar spike in Bay Area prom limo rentals in recent years, and we are happy to help kids have a great time and help their parents to sleep better. No matter their age or the nature of the event, we take our responsibilities very seriously and exercise the utmost care to ensure no underage drinking or other illegal activities occur in our vehicles. If you’re a parent looking for clean, affordably priced San Francisco prom limo rentals or you’re a teen looking for a fun, legendary experience, just give us a call at 1-800-339-8936 today to speak with one of our reservation specialists!

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