Imagine that you could have a personal driver who would drive you to the airport, run errands for you, take your vehicle in for service, take you to that eye appointment when you have your eyes dilated, pick up your kids, drop off your pet at the groomer or just be your chauffeur at times when you don’t want to (or shouldn’t) drive. Traditionally the domain of the wealthy, but now thanks to technology developed by RedCap www.myredcap.com anyone can have a personal driver for their own vehicle for about the same cost of a cab (clearly nicer than a cab) and for significantly less than a limo.
RedCap is easily defined through its slogan, “Everyone’s Personal Driver.” It is a membership- based, premium driver-on-demand service for people who value safety, convenience and privacy at an affordable price. Once a member, you have access to a large pool of drivers who have been vetted through a rigorous screening process who can drive you in your own clean, comfortable and safe vehicle. It’s a superior alternative to a smelly cab or an expensive, beat-up Town Car.
There are three categories of membership — Standard, VIP and Elite. You can access drivers for as little as $20 per hour, which includes a basic gratuity. For roundtrip rides, the rate is traditionally one-quarter of the cost of traditional car services. As compared to taxis, you can use RedCap one-way for a 40-minute trip for approximately $75, versus a oneway taxi ride of that length that could easily surpass $100 and leave you without your vehicle.
Utilizing RedCap is simple and seamless. Once you choose your level of membership via the online application, you are ready to take full advantage of everything RedCap has to offer. Trips to and from the airport, undergoing a minor medical procedure that would require a family member or friend to waste half a day waiting for you are just the beginning with RedCap. What about taking children to an after-school activity while a parent is stuck in a meeting? Servicing your vehicle? Who wants to waste time in an auto dealership waiting room when you can utilize RedCap? RedCap is also an outstanding solution for seniors who no longer drive or have driving restrictions.
Is it Worth Spending the Night in Jail? If you could remove your only chance of ever going to jail for a few hundred dollars, would you do it? Of course you would.
There are those times when individuals should never get behind the wheel of a car. Sure, someone can call a cab, but then you have to arrange to get your vehicle home. Then again, we get back to that whole smelly cab situation.
Of course the whole drinking and driving issue is the proverbial elephant in the living room and a critical issue in South Florida. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey to assess status and trends regarding the public’s attitudes, knowledge and selfreported behavior related to drinking and driving, there are more than 85 million drunk driving trips per year.
Certainly we all want the freedom to hop into our vehicle and drive to a desired destination. But haven’t you passed a chauffeured vehicle and said to yourself “that would be nice once in a while.” Well, that once in a while is now and affordable. Start enjoying your time in South Florida a bit more without the worry of traffic, bad drivers, parking and the associated stress.
David Zwick is founder/CEO of RedCap. The company provides service to Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. For more information, go to www.myRedCap.com