Fenland District Council in Peterborough have initiated a public consultation on new proposals set out for licensing regulations governing stretch limos and special occasion party vehicles operating in the region.

The council has outlined a number of regulations which they are proposing to bring into force in order to ensure the safety of passengers in Peterborough hiring the services of chauffeur driven stretch limos and party buses throughout the area.

If approved following the public consultation, the council believes the licensing laws will help raise the standard of safety for those seeking the services of these novelty vehicles for special occasions such as school proms, birthdays and hen and stag parties.

The limo licensing proposal was put forward by the Fenland District Council amid growing fears from the public over inadequate inspections of limo hire vehicles, also worries over overcrowding onboard limos and the suitability of chauffeurs driving the vehicles. The proposed licensing laws would look to address all of these concerns.

The 12 week public consultation will run from April 11th until July 4th, in that time the public are being asked to view the proposal set forward by the council to regulate the limo industry in Peterborough and give their opinions.

It’s believed the council initiated the new licensing limo laws proposal due to a marked increase in the number of people seeking the services of limo hire providers for special occasions.