IMPORTANT INFORMATION – BEWARE – ILLEGAL SCHOOL PROMS TRANSPORT
We have been on a crusade for many years to try to stamp out the illegal procuring of payment for the illegal provision of un-Licensed classic, vintage and novelty vehicles for school prom transport. Many ‘companies’ across the country have websites offering vehicles for school proms, these will include such vehicles as:
- Vintage cars
- Classic cars
- VW Camper Vans
- Ice Cream Vans
- Fire Engines
- Military vehicles
- Police vehicles
ANY VEHICLE OLDER THAN 4 – 7 years is extremely unlikely to hold the 3 (three) Licenses required by Law to carry out prom hire. Our vehicles are considerably older than 4 years and therefore it is ILLEGAL for us to provide school prom transport.
Any company offering any vehicle MUST have and be able to provide their Local Authority License Number and the name of the issuing Authority. This can then be checked and verified with that Authority.
It is a CRIMINAL OFFENCE for a company to take payment and to provide classic, vintage, novelty or any other type of vehicle for hire for proms without the appropriate Licenses. All passengers will be travelling in an un-insured, illegal vehicle.
To comply with the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 and Section 80 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 the following Licesnces are required by LAW
1. Operators License
2. Vehicle License
3. Drivers License
A Licensed vehicle driver MUST be CRB checked to obtain their Licence to drive that vehicle. An un-Licensed vehicle is unlikely to have a CRB checked driver, another serious consideration for parents parting with their money to hire one of these vehicles.
Most parents and certainly all of the children, have no idea of the Law surrounding Private Hire Vehicles. I do hope you will pass this important information on to the unsuspecting parents of those Year 11 pupils who are already busy trying to secure fancy transport for their childs up-coming prom.
It is disappointing for the children, but their safety and parents peace of mind trumps any disappointment felt – everytime. Only book a vehicle which is Licensed and can be verified. Rogue traders must be stamped out before something happens.
Please pass this relevant and necessary information on to other parents, pupils and your childs school.