Ever wonder why you see a limo driving around in small town USA? I mean typically you just don’t see limousines riding around in small towns like you do the big cities. There are many opportunities to need a limo in a big city, because who wants to drive in all that traffic?
But in smaller towns, when you see someone in a limousine, you wonder many times who it might be or what the heck they may be doing. Is it someone famous? Or is it someone who would like to be noticed?
There are many reasons people take these luxurious rides. Some of the typical uses are weddings. No one wants to ride around after their wedding in their nasty ol hoopty, so a nice stretch might be a perfect addition to someones wedding party.
One use that you typically see in small towns is the funeral. Many funeral homes use limos to get people to and from the funeral home. I certainly hope most people get to experience a limo before that final ride.
Here in Auburn, we see many people getting a ride into town from Birmingham Limousine Service to the Auburn football games to tailgate. That way they can have a few drinks and enjoy the game then drive a couple hours back to Birmingham safely.
Many people like to make a special occasion for their kids for events such as homecoming and highschool prom. Proms and high school events can be extremely dangerous for kids to be out late and be on the road.
Many parents like the peace of mind that a limo can provide. The driver can pick the kids up at a central location to save time and cost, and the parents know where their kids are the whole time.
Professional drivers are like over paid baby sitters. There are many companies that have special rates etcetera for these types of activities. Because limo companies are booked many weeks or even months in advance for prom and homecoming, the rates can be significantly higher than normal.
Think about it, a limo must make money and supply and demand take over on busy weekends.
Football season is very busy for these operations. Many of these operations are family owned and they must book drivers in advance to take care of the load.
So next time you are wondering why a stretch or hummer or party bus is cruising around your small town, don’t give it much thought. It is probably someone trying to entertain and enjoy life.
Or it may be for safety reasons. Someone may be wanting a safe ride for their kiddos.