Consumer Tips

Better Business Bureau

Before booking with a vendor, ask them if they are a member of the Better Business Bureau.  If they are not, ask them why?  If they are a member, check their record with the BBB by going to www.bbb.org; you will be able to see any complaints previous consumers have made about the vendor, if any, and how the vendor addressed the consumer’s complaint.  To see Camelot Specialty Limos’ BBB record, simply click on the BBB icon to your right.  Camelot  Limos is an Accredited Member of the BBB with an A+ rating!

 

It’s PROM Season 2017, Seniors & Juniors Beware!

Your limousine transportation is such an important part of your prom night, be sure to choose the right company!  If your Limousine or Party Bus is not properly licensed, the Nassau County Taxi & Limousine Commission along with the Nassau County Police Department, acting in the best interest of your safety, will seize your limousine and not allow you back in it, which will most likely ruin your night!

 

Helpful Hints

  • When booking your limousine, go to the company’s office, see their physical location!
  • Make them show you the exact physical vehicle, not pictures, that will be transporting you on prom night!  They should start the vehicle and let you sit in it.
  • Check the limousine company out with the Better Business Bureau, www.bbb.org.
  • Make sure their vehicles are properly licensed!  Call your local Taxi & Limousine Commission or the NYS Department of Transportation:

Nassau County Taxi & Limousine Commission:         (516) 571-2564
New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission:         (718) 482-8673
Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission:  (914) 995-8400
New York State Department of Transportation:        (518) 457-6195

  • When in doubt call Camelot, and we will answer all your questions!

 

When booking a limousine, regardless of the occasion, make sure the vehicle you will be riding in is properly licensed!

  • Any vehicle which holds 15 or more passengers (Including Super Stretch Hummers, Escalades, Infinitis, Navigators, Excursions, Yukons, etc.) in the State of New York is classified as a Bus by the NYS Dept. of Transportation. This vehicle must have NYS Bus Plates, which means the license plate will state the word “BUS” under the license plate number. This vehicle should NOT have a TLC (Taxi & Limousine Commission) license plate, whether from Nassau County, NYC, or Westchester County. This vehicle should also have it’s USDOT (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) and NYSDOT (N.Y.S. Dept. of Transportation) numbers listed on the side of the vehicle.
  • Do not hesitate to contact the NYSDOT, to ensure a company is properly licensed: (518) 457-6195.

 

  • The benefits of riding in a properly licensed vehicle:  Vehicles which hold 15 or more passengers and are properly licensed with the NYS Department of Transportation are subjected to a Safety Inspection, by a State Inspector, every 6 months.  Vehicles which hold 15 or more passengers and are not properly licensed with the NYSDOT, are not mandated to pass any safety inspections whatsoever, which is not the type of vehicle you want to put your loved ones in!

 

  • Any vehicle which holds 14 or less passengers must be licensed with their local Taxi & Limousine Commission.  These vehicles must have TLC (Taxi & Limousine Commission) license plates, either from Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City, or Westchester County; depending on where the company is based. This includes Antique Vehicles and Specialty High-End Vehicles (ie: 1966 Rolls Royce, 2010 Rolls Royce Phantom, 2007 Bentley Flying Spur, etc.).  ALL VEHICLES BEING USED AS FOR-HIRE VEHICLES MUST HAVE TAXI & LIMOUSINE COMMISSION LICENSE PLATES!  If your vehicle is not properly licensed the night of your prom the Nassau County Taxi & Limousine Commission will SEIZE YOUR VEHICLE!

 

  • Camelot Specialty Limos is licensed with the Nassau County Taxi & Limousine Commission, the NYS Dept. of Transportation, and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.  If you have any doubt if a transportation company you are thinking about booking a reservation with is properly licensed, you should call your local Taxi & Limousine Commission:

Nassau County Taxi & Limousine Commission:         (516) 571-2564
New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission:         (718) 482-8673
Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission:  (914) 995-8400

If you have any questions about the proper licensing of a vehicle, always feel free to call Camelot Limos anytime, and we will answer your questions whether you book with Camelot Limos or not.!  We will always make time to answer your questions about vehicle licensing, because safety is not something that should be taken lightly!