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Spring is in full swing here in the Bay Area, which means it’s the perfect time to be a tourist in your own backyard with a San Francisco sightseeing tour from Nationwide Limousine Service. Whether it’s visiting the sunbathing sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf, grabbing a bite to eat in Chinatown, or enjoying the fresh salty breeze from the Pacific Ocean as you cruise along California’s iconic Highway 1 – NLS Limo has an excellent selection of exciting springtime sightseeing tours and day trips that will surely bring some smiles to your family and friends.
A vintage 1955 Cadillac Series 75 limousine once used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower is slated to be auctioned off in Arizona in January. On Jan. 18, the presidential limo will be on display at the Arizona Biltmore, where it will be auctioned by RM Auctions. While most presidential limos are manufactured to transport the President and other heads of state, this limo was crafted specifically for the First Lady.
A chauffeur for a limo service in Vancouver, British Columbia, is facing charges of driving under the influence after he called police in Vernon, B.C., to remove several passengers who became unruly after having too much to drink. A spokesman from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported that the chauffeur was transporting 18 people in the back of his limousine recently when he stopped to call the police. When the officers arrived, they noticed that the man smelled strongly of alcohol and administered field sobriety tests to confirm their suspicions. The chauffeur failed the tests and now will likely have to find another type of employment in addition to the criminal charges.
This story describes a common problem in the limousine industry but, thankfully, a very uncommon problem for our San Francisco limousine service. We want our guests to have a wonderful time while they enjoy riding in our limos, party buses, SUV limousines and other kinds of luxury ground transportation, and we go to great lengths to ensure that they do. Frequently, our guests who are of legal drinking age enjoy alcoholic beverages that we provide or those that they have brought for themselves. As long as our modest rules for behavior are observed and no one’s safety is endangered, everything proceeds smoothly, and we accomplish our primary goal of helping our guests safely have a great time.
Occasionally, when guests have had a little too much to drink and violate our safety rules, a chauffeur warns them once, and, in most cases, the day or evening proceeds without incident. On rare occasions where one or more guests disregard their chauffeur’s warning and continue to endanger themselves and the other guests, the chauffeur terminates the rental and returns the guests to their point of departure.
Thankfully, we have never had an incident where one of our chauffeurs was charged with driving while under the influence of anything. Our drivers face a rigorous screening process before they are hired, and we ensure that they are properly dressed, rested and sober before they transport any of our guests.
We take the safety of all of our guests very seriously and go to great lengths to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun and memorable limo experience. We believe that this has been a key factor in our success as a Bay Area limousine service, and we have no plans to change our policies. If you would like to rent a San Francisco stretch limo, party bus, SUV limousine or any of our other luxury vehicles for an upcoming event and want to make sure that everyone has a safe and wonderful time, call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936. You bring the guests, and we’ll provide the safe, fun and luxurious vehicles and professional chauffeur!
A man fell out of an unlocked door on a party bus recently and suffered serious injuries while enjoying a Halloween outing with friends. According to the investigation, which is still underway, the man fell from the party bus while it was traveling on Interstate 15 just south of Indian Truck Trail near Lake Elsinore. California Highway Patrol officers say the party bus was traveling in the far right lane when the inebriated passenger fell through the door and landed on the roadway. When he realized that one of his passengers had fallen from the party bus, the chauffeur immediately stopped the bus, called 911 and did what he could to help the injured passenger. The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for undisclosed injuries.
Here at NLS Limo, we want all our guests to have a fun, wonderful and very memorable experience, but we take the safety of each of our guests very seriously. We do our best to ensure that guests have fun and are free to celebrate special occasions as long as their actions do not endanger themselves or other guests. If they observe behavior that is reckless or risky, our chauffeurs are trained to issue a stern but polite warning to the guest(s), admonishing them that if they continue the behavior, their party bus experience will be terminated and everyone returned to pick-up locations.
This is a drastic step that we have had to enforce on very few occasions. Still, we won’t hesitate to enforce this rule if we feel that it will prevent the sort of tragedy that happened to this young man recently. Our “tough love” approach to protecting our guests is part of our business philosophy and our sense of responsibility to our clients. If you’re looking for a San Francisco limousine or party bus service for an upcoming special event and prefer to do business with local, ethical businesspeople who put the safety of guests above all other considerations, please give us a call at 1-800-339-8936. We’d love to hear from you, and we love to help our guests enjoy the special moments in their lives! Call us today, and find out why we are the Bay Area’s premier limousine service.
We have written about President Obama’s new limousine in previous posts, but some new information about this very customized limo has come to light recently, and we thought our readers might appreciate a bit more information about what is affectionately known as “The Beast.” Unlike our San Francisco limos, the presidential limo is built to withstand a bomb blast and chemical attack, is bullet-proof (naturally), features a mobile office in the rear and is powered by a very thirsty 6.6-liter engine. How thirsty is The Beast? Gas mileage is estimated at slightly under eight miles to the gallon, or around seven times thirstier than a Toyota Prius.
During the planning phase of the new presidential limo, Mr. Obama had requested that the limo be a hybrid. However, the logistics of creating a hybrid limo complete with armored plate panels up to eight inches thick on the doors proved too problematic, and the President had to make a concession. During an early meeting about the limo, President Obama said, “I asked can we make these cars hybrids. Secret Service said no. Now the reason is not because Secret Service are bad guys. It’s because these cars that I’m in are like tanks.”
In addition to the armored plate, the limo also features a mixture of protective materials including high-strength steel, aluminum, ceramics, titanium and other materials that remain classified. There is an oxygen system, fire-fighting equipment, bulletproof tires, night vision cameras and other security equipment the Secret Service is loath to disclose. For weaponry, details are still sketchy, but we did learn that the limo features at least one tear gas cannon and shotguns strategically stashed in the door panels. The limo also contains an indeterminate amount of the President’s own blood in case a transfusion becomes necessary.
The Beast is a truly remarkable limousine, and we are ever on the lookout for more information about the President’s ride. If you’re looking for a fun and affordable San Francisco limo experience, we have good news for you! You don’t have to be the President to enjoy first-class service and accommodations. Simply call us at NLS Limo today at 1-800-339-8936 to make a reservation! Our Bay Area limousine may not feature any armaments, but they do feature wet bars and many other luxury amenities. Call us today to learn more about our affordable rates and your rental options.
Stanford’s football team is having another special season, and fans of the Cardinal are looking forward to meaningful PAC-12 games (and wins!) down the stretch. We know Stanford fans love their team and their football, but they are not very fond of pre- and postgame traffic as other fans clog area roadways to get to and from the game. Want a luxurious, affordable and convenient way to get to and from the game in style? Rent a Bay Area limousine from NLS Limo, and leave the driving to us!
No other San Francisco limo service has a better selection of luxury vehicles from which to choose. Looking for something with a bit more headroom than our stretch limos? We humbly suggest one of the following options:
If you’re thinking about the unique game transportation options in our fleet, you may want to consider these:
- Antique Car Rentals
- Classic Rolls-Royce Limos
- Trolley Cars
- Corporate Sedans
- Other luxury vehicle rental options!
Renting one of our Bay Area luxury vehicles for game transportation is fast, easy and very affordable. Simply call us today at 1-800-339-8936, speak with one of our reservation specialists, reserve the luxury ground transportation options of your choice and get ready to have a great time with friends and family! Instead of fighting traffic, you and your crew can kick back with your favorite beverages, enjoy some pre-game tailgating fare, enjoy other PAC-12 action on the flat-panel TVs and enjoy all the other luxurious amenities. For more information about rates and availability, call us today to find out for yourself why NLS Limo has become the premier San Francisco limo service for all Bay Area football fans. Let’s Go Stanford!
Now that summer is well and truly underway, a sports fan’s thoughts naturally turn to…football! Training camps are opening soon, and it won’t be long before 49ers and Raiders fans are gathering together for world-class tailgating, celebrating and demonstrating their love for pro football. With that in mind, we have some suggestions for the ultimate football tailgating experience! The recipe for an incredibly fun and legendary time is fairly straightforward, and the ingredients are quite affordable. The ingredients include the following: