Michigan’s State Regulations For Limousines

Bellagio Limousines are widely known for their luxurious and plush interiors but limos boost of something more than aesthetics; limos are known as safe methods of transport because they are capable of withstanding impact. Riding a limo can impress your clients and friends but besides that, there is a professional chauffeur who will never go beyond the speed limits and will guarantee that you will reach your destination in good health.

In Michigan, its limousine laws focus heavily on vehicle safety. There are state regulations for both the Class A and Class B limousines. Class A limousines have a seating capacity of not less than 7 passengers but not more than 15 including the driver. Class B limousines have a seating capacity of fewer than 7 occupants including the driver.

Before a limousine business can operate it must have a certificate to operate from the Limousine Transportation Act that requires the MODT with the roster of vehicles and inspection reports from a state-licensed mechanic. Limousines must also carry a no-fault insurance policy including minimum bodily injury and property damage liability coverage.

Michigan laws however do not require criminal background checks for drivers. All that Michigan requires from limousine drivers is a valid chauffeur license with a copy of their Secretary of State driving record inside the vehicle.

Limousine laws in Michigan require limousines to annually pass inspection through a state-certified mechanic before the issuance of business owner’s certificate of authority. Roster or vehicles and yearly inspection reports have to be submitted to MDOT.

When the limousine has a capacity of 1 to 9 passengers, including the driver, it is required to carry property damage liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $1 million. If the limousine has a capacity of 10 to 15 passengers, the minimum coverage required is $2 million. Personal protection insurance and property protection insurance are also required by the state.

If the limousine passes inspection, it receives a decal each year that has to be placed on the vehicle. It also required for limousine operators to ensure that the fees for passengers are agreed upon before they enter the limousine.