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    Celeb Handlers to Keep Clients from Driving Themselves


    In one of the odder press releases to come across our desk lately, the National Limo Association (NLA) is pleading with celebrity handlers to spare their clients the embarrassment of a DUI mug shot this holiday season by hiring a limo driver. And while we agree with the sentiment (no one wants to be remembered as the person killed by an old pop star's illegitimate offspring in a drunk driving accident), we question the sincerity of a Limo org that claims they just want to remind the uber rich that may "have forgotten" that chauffeured transportation exists. I guess LiLo and Paris Hilton are too busy to remember about limos and not just irresponsible. The press release is below the jump:

    The "Gatekeepers" of Public Figures May Hold the Key to Safety During the Most Celebrated Time of Year

    Managers, Publicists, Agents and Assistants of the Rich and Famous Challenged by the National Limousine Association to Keep VIPs Safe and Smart this Holiday Season

    Los Angeles, CA (November 27, 2007) - The National Limousine Association (NLA) announced today an unprecedented holiday outreach campaign to educate the managers, publicists and agents who handle celebrities, athletes, business executives and other public figures, about considering a chauffeured transportation service as an alternative to allowing their clients drive under the influence.

    As part of the campaign, Jeff Greene, president of the NLA, will be contacting gatekeepers of the leading and most visible personalities in sports, business and entertainment industries and reminding them that they hold much of the responsibility in making sure that their client arrives home safely. The campaign will include letters, emails and personal outreach. The timing of this campaign is essential because, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), there is a significant increase in the number of alcohol-related crashes as the holiday season draws near.

    "After discussing this issue in great detail, the NLA board determined that most high profile individuals don't make driving arrangements themselves, and instead look to their managers, assistants and agents to do that for them," says Greene. "For this reason, we are targeting our campaign towards those individuals as a wake-up call that chauffeured transportation is the right solution for their clients."

    By offering chauffeured transportation, these gatekeepers can also assure that their clients can avoid adverse publicity, law suits, and the additional financial consequences that accompany driving under the influence.

    "In the past, for celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, it was difficult enough to drive with the paparazzi in your face let alone under the influence, which is why we are speaking out to those who make arrangements for high profile people. Britney Spears would not have had her rights to drive with her children in the car taken away if she used a car and driver," says Greene.

    With more than 2300 members, the NLA makes finding a limousine or chauffeured transportation service easy. Regardless of needs, a professional driver can transport individuals safely and discreetly in a vehicle of choice, ranging from a stretch limousine to an anonymous luxury sedan, at rates significantly below what it costs to pay DUI fees and recover negative press.

    The NLA encourages entertainment and business organizations to plan ahead this season by visiting www.nlaride.com to find a local NLA member owner/operator. Each NLA member adheres to a voluntary, but rigorous, set of standards including discretion and protocol, vehicle inspections, chauffeur training, background checks, and suggested guidelines for owners/operators.

    "Chauffeured transportation is an obvious choice for many who attend various events at which there is alcohol served, but with our campaign, perhaps we can remind those who have forgotten," said Greene

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    Originally posted by LIMOJESS:
    Celeb Handlers to Keep Clients from Driving Themselves


    In one of the odder press releases to come across our desk lately, the National Limo Association (NLA) is pleading with celebrity handlers to spare their clients the embarrassment of a DUI mug shot this holiday season by hiring a limo driver.

    And while we agree with the sentiment (no one wants to be remembered as the person killed by an old pop star's illegitimate offspring in a drunk driving accident),

    we question the sincerity of a Limo org that claims they just want to remind the uber rich that may "have forgotten" that chauffeured transportation exists.
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    Taken from the NLA WEBSITE


    You’ll Save Money: The NLA offers these discount programs:


    Convention Planit.com Annual $200 savings for online advertising to meeting professionals
    Create-A-Card 20% discount on printing business cards, brochures, sell sheets and more (one-time only; maximum discount $250)
    DriveCam 5% discount on DriveCam fleet safety products
    FASTTRAK Livery Systems 15% discount on new ground transportation management software licenses for new NLA members (mention your NLA membership prior to purchase)
    Ford Fleet Limousine & Livery Vehicles $500 cash incentive on new 2007 Lincoln Town Car 535 Livery Package; no limit on number of vehicles you can order
    Jos. A. Bank 20% off regular clothing prices at stores and online, free garment pressing, 24-hour tailoring, advance notice of private sales and in-store events
    Krystal Enterprises Up to two round-trip airline tickets and one night hotel stay for your travel to Krystal Enterprises when you lease or buy a new vehicle (contact Krystal for details; some restrictions apply)
    LCT 50% off LCT Magazine subscriptions; 10% off LCT Show registrations
    Livery Coach 10% discount on new purchases of operations management software
    MTG $25 gift certificate and 5% off all non-sale limousine parts and accessory items for new members; MTG will match or beat any price for NLA members
    NADART Lowest fees available -- some less than $75 per month -- for limousine company 401(k) plans
    NOVA 1.66% swiped and 2.14% key-in discount rates for credit card processing
    OnviSource 10% discount on recording and monitoring system hardware and software
    Staples 50% average discount off manufacturer list prices on Staples Business Advantage "Unbelievable" catalog items
    T-Chek Systems Convenience, customization, control and cost management and no application fee
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Free U.S. Chamber of Commerce membership ($365/year +value) with many business-building resources and discount programs (for companies under $10 million annual revenue)

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    I got a urgent message from the NLA yesterday saying how devastated the Houston operators are and to please send them business. Nevermind that my town was devastate by hurricane Gustav one week before. Our city was totally without power for almost a week. 1.4 million were without power. We lost almost 3 weeks of business due to downed trees on almost every streeth and no phone service. Nobody from the NLA called here or gave a crap about us. Why do they care so much about Houston?????

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    Wade...beacuse their local NLA president Joe Jordan is doing an excellent job of getting out daily blasts about how dire their situation is, and de facto asking for help.
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    Wade,
    You pose a reasonable question. It is good to see that you are posting again. How are things in Baton Rouge now? We saw some of your fellow citizens at the Broncos vs. Saints game in Denver this past Sunday. Please start a new thread and tell us about your experience with Gustav. I am sure that you have some stories from which we may all benefit. Perhaps there are others with war stories to share as well.
    Marc Rold
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