Limo licenses warning to parents of prom kids

PARENTS of youngsters preparing for a school prom this summer are being reminded to ensure their youngster’s safety stays top priority.

As the school year draws to a close, many primary and secondary school pupils are planning to mark the occasion with a leavers’ celebration, and for many a limo is the transport of choice.

But South Holland District Council is urging parents to ensure any limo, its driver and operator are properly licensed.

Coun Malcolm Chandler, portfolio holder for regulatory services, said: “Public safety is the highest priority. We want to make sure parents check out the company before hiring a vehicle and that their children are safe.

“When you’re booking transport check that the booking operator has a licence number. You can then confirm this number with the council’s licensing team. On the night, the driver will also be able to show you their licence, licence plate and driver’s badge.”

Driving vehicles without a licence carries a maximum fine of £1,000 and South Holland District Council will investigate anyone found to be illegally driving or taking bookings for an unlicensed vehicle.