Comprehensive Background Screening Process Keys Please®
When someone else is at the wheel, we relinquish control to the driver, often leaving us to wonder how diligent the driver is. With the launch of ridesharing in Calgary, questions about the screening process have become an issue.
Keys Please® is setting the industry standards when it comes to doing a complete comprehensive background screening process with each and every single Ride Please™ driver they have. Currently, Keys Please® is finalizing the new smartphone app called Ride Please™ – anticipating launch by July, just in time for Stampede.
The screening process is a rigorous one. Every driver must have a complete criminal check with a vulnerable sector search. When it comes to the vehicle, The City of Calgary has a standard of the vehicle being no more than 10 years old; however Ride Please™ will set the standard that the vehicle must not be more than eight years old. Plus, every vehicle must be a four-door vehicle with plenty of leg room for the passengers. The drivers must be over the age of 25 and have 10 plus-years’ driving experience. In addition to the uniformed personnel, every driver with Ride Please™ will have the appropriate insurance and appropriate city license (TNDL).
The expectation Ride Please™ has on its drivers is to give the customers an exceptional experience. Ginger Greenwood, General Manager with Keys Please® says, “We have always prided ourselves in the fact that we want to maintain a long and positive standard with our team. Branching into this new venture with Ride Please™ will not change that with our drivers.”
Ryan and Loraie, drivers with Keys Please® said, “My best friend was killed by a drunk driver in July 2011. To see my friend on the front page of the newspaper that he had passed made me realize – even more – how important it is not to drink and drive. R.I.P. Tony Harrison.”
Colleen and Bob enjoy working with Keys Please® because they get to do it together. They said, “Doing this job provides us with flexibility and at the same time we feel that we are making a difference – keeping Calgary streets safe. We also like the diversity of the staff and drivers. We really enjoy the interaction with the clients and know that they appreciate what we do. They’re thankful we get them home safe.”
Keys Please® has been serving Calgarians for over 20 years with its designated driving service. Greenwood says, “We have a fabulous, positive reputation as Keys Please® with our team of drivers and customers. We are taking a great deal of pride in that going forward with Ride Please™, we will have the same reputation – ensuring we provide first rate service with individuals that have wonderful personalities.”
Keys Please® will also continue to deliver different driving services such as evening designated drivers. This is the safe solution to getting a driver and their guest(s), plus their vehicle to the destination. Or daytime services that can be used when someone doesn’t feel well at work and isn’t well enough to drive. Or for a medical, dental or optometry procedure. And Keys Please® offers a professional booth that can be placed at events around the city at no charge. Keys Please® personnel will be present to provide information about all their services.
Their goal is to set standards for their team of drivers that will instill confidence in the customers.
For media inquires, please contact Ginger Greenwood, General Manager, the Driving Alternative Inc.
General Manager, The Driving Alternative Inc.
About Keys Please®
Keys Please® has the knowledge, experience, innovation and leadership to shape the future of the Designated Driving Service. In 2015 Keys Please® supplied service to approximately 90,000 people in Calgary. Keys Please® has extended its services into Airdrie, Okotoks and Chestermere.
The Driving Alternative® and Keys Please® provide various types of services from designated driving, daytime services, exclusive use, vehicle transportation, valet services, events or function services, chauffeur service and event booths. For more information visit www.keysplease.net.