DC Limo Etiquette: Look Good in a Limo

DC Limo Etiquette: Look Good in a Limo

Last week, I talked about how to hire a limo in DC , and ride in style through our nation’s capital. This week, I’m going to talk a little more about that style. The last thing you want is to hire a sweet ride only to look like a big dork with delusions of grandeur, especially in DC. Limo etiquette is important. Here is my guide to DC limo etiquette. Get your red carpet on. First of all, don’t be late for your ride. That’s bad etiquette in general, but your driver might have other engagements. Not to mention, you’ll wind up paying for extra time. Tell your limo driver if you want him to make any stops or take a specific route through DC before starting the trip. It’s also good limo etiquette to tell him who will sit where in the limo, which can cue him as to who to treat like the boss. Let the biggest VIP, or the person who paid, have the best seat in the house. This is the “power seat.” It’s usually the back right seat, or the curbside seat. There isn’t really a bad seat in a DC limo . . . but if there were, it would be the “jump seat,” which faces backwards. The rearmost middle seat is not enviable, either. Don’t ask your limo driver to go over the speed limit. This is something you might be tempted to do if you were running late. We’re not taxi drivers, and we adhere to rules that keep us in business and keep you safe. Let your driver open the door...