For many high school juniors and seniors, prom and ball are right around the corner. These events are so important to a high schooler’s life and can be thoroughly enjoyed as long as everyone is staying safe.

One really easy way to stay safe during prom or ball is to hire a limo service or shuttle bus. A shuttle bus will ensure that all occupants are getting from the event to the after-party in one piece. But when you’re booking a shuttle bus for a big event like prom, there are some questions you have to ask. Here’s what you need to ask the limo service when booking a ride.

Are the Chauffeurs Professionally Trained?
You may not know this, but a professionally trained driver is a lot different than a contracted driver. The professional driver will have undergone a background check and has direct affiliations with the company that they are driving for. The professional driver will also have gone through an extensive interview process and will know the company’s policies like the back of their hand. Hiring a professional chauffeur is your best bet when it comes to transportation for prom, as they will know how to handle any situation that is thrown at them.

How Many Vehicles Do You Have/What Vehicles Do You Have?
Prom is a very special night, so you’re going to want the best of everything. Find out how many vehicles the shuttle bus company has, and what kinds of vehicles they have. It’s always good to have options. A company that has a few vehicles will probably be booked up pretty quickly, so it’s a good idea to find one with a large variety. It is important to note, however, that around 60% of limousine service companies have fewer than five vehicles.

How Far in Advance Do I Need to Book?
The most important thing you need to find out when contacting your potential service is when you need to book the ride by. Finding this information out is vital to ensure that you’re going to be able to get the ride you want. If you wait too long, you may not be able to have access to the vehicle you were dreaming of. If you are able to book your vehicle two to three months prior to prom, definitely do so.

Prom and ball are extremely important events for high school juniors and seniors. But to make it even more fun, make sure you have a reliable ride that will take you from one place to another. When booking the limousine or party bus, ask the questions listed above for a successful trip!