Is a car just a car?

Suppose you travel for three-hours in a chauffeur-driven car to an important meeting.

That meeting is with a valuable customer and needs your full attention. What difference could your vehicle possibly make?

In the book ‘Roadcraft, The Essential Police Driver’s Handbook’ there are two paragraphs titled, ‘Fatigue’ and ‘How to combat fatigue’. Fatigue is often known as tiredness, weakness or the inability to function at one’s normal level – something critical if your meeting is important!

In the book, two issues are considered when discussing fatigue: a comfortable posture and noting how noise and vibration cause fatigue. These issues are directly related to a car’s design, seats, noise levels and build quality. These issues are precisely why a chauffeur car should be at least executive class (a size larger than family saloon models).

Any one who has travelled in a high quality executive saloon will tell you it can make a world of difference. The effect it has on your physical and mental state at the end of a journey is considerable! Quite simply, if the meeting is important then so too is your car.