London limo crackdown success for authorities
Apr02

London limo crackdown success for authorities

The latest crackdown on unsafe, uninsured and unlicensed vehicles in the capital has seen over 70 penalties dished out to rogue operators and drivers of unsafe limousines and novelty vehicles. Half of these were issued to drivers of unroadworthy vehicles. Operation Kansas, a joint initiative between TfL, the Vehicle and Operators Services Agency (VOSA) and the TfL funded Safer Transport Command (STC) from the Metropolitan Police...

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Channel 4 to air limo documentary
Mar05

Channel 4 to air limo documentary

The UK’s limousine industry is to be highlighted in a Channel 4 documentary which is to be aired this evening (5th March 2012). Staff at Lytham-based Jet Set Limousines are set to be the stars of ‘Out on a Limo’ Channel Four programme after appearing in smaller roles in other television shows. The firm’s drivers have recently appeared in Sky One’s Ladies Who Lunch, Channel Four’s popular Four in a Bed, and have just...

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Popular limousine forum taken offline

The UK’s limousine industry was left in limbo today as the popular ‘Limo Chat’ forum was taken offline. Members of the industry have been contacting TheChauffeur.com to say their membership had been cancelled or they were unable to get access to the popular website. The National Limousine and Chauffeur Association which purchased the domain some years ago, has pulled the plug following ‘continuous abuse’...

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Royale Limo reviews U.S Show highlights
Feb22

Royale Limo reviews U.S Show highlights

One of the largest limousine coachbuilders in the U.S is hailing the recent Las Vegas industry show as a success. Royale Limo based in Haverhill, Massachusetts revealed its prototype of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid stretch to visitors at the LCT Show which was held on 13-15 February 2012. Large limousine operator, Dennis Adams from Celebrity Limousines (pictured) is the first lucky owner, following the signing of a deal for five...

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Council issues limo warning to residents
Feb17

Council issues limo warning to residents

A local authority is warning residents to check with the authorities before hiring a limousine during the school prom season. Licensing officers from Milton Keynes Council has issued the warning with the aim of driving illegal firms out of business during the busy season. A spokesperson told Milton Keynes News; “Many of the rogue companies will offer a huge reduction in costs and normally work cash only. But don’t put yourself...

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Limo hire firm fined for operating without licence
Feb07

Limo hire firm fined for operating without licence

A limousine business owner has been prosecuted for running an illegal firm following a number of complaints and an undercover operation. Sooty Edwards from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire has apparently been operating ‘Skooters’ without a private hire licence and was fined £2,700 and ordered to pay £3,493 of costs recently. The company was caught following a successful operation involving officers from the local authority,...

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