A Service of Habilitation Assistance Corp
Terms and Conditions of Rental Agreement:
Access Express a service of Habilitation Assistance Corp. will strictly enforce all federal and state laws and maintain a zero tolerance compliance policy that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on board the party vehicles if any guest is not of legal drinking age. All U.S. law enforcement agencies have the ability to stop the party vehicles and search for contraband or underage possession of alcohol. The Host/Hostess will remind all guests and enforce this policy.
Charter Reservation: Under 21 Years of Age
We require all charters to be reserved by someone who is 21 years of age or older. If you or your guests are under 21 years of age, you must have a parent/guardian be the signatory on the contract thus acting as the host/hostess. Along with the signed contract, the host/hostess will need to provide a copy of a valid state issued identification, email address, and cellphone number. The vehicle may not begin the charter unless all required documentation is received. As the signee, Social Host Law, M.G.L. c.138, s.34, applies if underage guests are discovered in possession of alcohol at any time during the charter.
If anyone on board the Vehicle is under 21 years of age, the event will be treated as an underage booking. All underage charters are required to have a parent/guardian monitor present at boarding of the charter, as well as a chaperone throughout the event. The adult signee may opt to a) be the onboard parent/guardian chaperone, or b) hire a third party chaperone through Primetime Protective Services for an added charge. The monitor will be present at the boarding of the charter to ensure that passengers do not bring alcohol or contraband on board. No coolers or bags larger than a wristlet or wallet (i.e. 8 in x 5 in) are allowed on the vehicle. Client agrees that the monitor can search each individuals’ items and person as they board the vehicle and once on board, including but not limited to looking into any belongings or guest pockets. The adult chaperone must ensure that no underage alcohol possession, consumption or other illegal activities occur during the charter on board or at any desired destinations.
If an underage passenger is found in possession of alcohol or appears intoxicated, the chaperone will call a parent/guardian and the operations manager to inform of the charter termination and all guests will be immediately transported back to the pick up location. Under this policy, the driver also reserves the right to either transport all passengers directly to the local police department or park on the side of the road and wait for parent/guardians to pick up their underage charges. No refunds are given if the charter is terminated for underage alcohol possession or intoxication.
Charter Reservation: Over 21 Years of Age
Alcoholic beverages can be brought on board the vehicle if ALL guests are over 21 years of age. Massachusetts Open Container Laws do not apply to passengers of motor vehicles designed, maintained, and used for the transportation of persons for compensation. This is pursuant with M.G.L. c.90, s.24I. Every guest must present a valid state issued form of identification to the driver at the time of boarding if alcohol is carried on the vehicle. Illegal substances of any kind are prohibited on board the vehicle. If alcoholic beverages are brought on board, it is the host/hostess’s sole responsibility to ensure that all guests are of legal drinking age and carry a valid identification card. As the signee, Social Host Law, M.G.L. c.138, s.34, applies if underage guests are discovered in possession of alcohol at any time during the charter. Any guests who fails to present a valid form of identification will be unable to board the vehicle when alcohol is present. The host/hostess may opt to either a) remove all alcohol from the vehicle or b) deny access to the underage individual.
Pursuant under M.G.L. c.138, s.22, all passengers combined are not allowed to bring more than eight cases of malt beverage or one gallon of other alcohol on board, or their measured equivalent. The driver will not allow passengers who are drinking alcohol or appear impaired to drive home. The host/hostess shall be responsible to insure all guests have a designated driver for their use. If none is available, the driver shall transport the guest to a safe location and the host/hostess will be charged this time at the current hourly charter rates.
General Charter Regulations
Access Express shall not be responsible for any injuries that may occur due to horse playing or inebriation while the vehicle is in motion, at a standstill or entering or exiting the vehicle. All passengers will keep body parts such as arms, feet, hands, etc inside the vehicle at all times.
Access Express strives to ensure the best operating condition of all its accessory systems, but due to unpredictable failure rates of accessory systems, we cannot guarantee the operation of all our electronic systems. No refunds or adjustments are given for accessory system failures or unavailability unless all systems are down. We cannot guarantee the assignment of requested drivers or vehicles but will do our best to accommodate your request.
Access Express recommends that all personal valuables be removed from the vehicle when unattended. Access Express shall not be responsible or liable for lost or stolen items from the vehicles or any establishments that you visit.
Deposits are non-refundable but reusable within six months of your originally scheduled charter. After payment has been received, there is an added $50 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of your scheduled trip and at that time host/hostess will be responsible for full payment.
Receiving credit card information by any method such as telephone, fax, email or in person denotes a commitment to purchase charter services and authorization to charge the credit card. Regardless of payment method, all charters require a valid credit card on file in case of overtime, overcapacity, or incidentals.
The host/hostess acknowledges that payment, in any form, is acceptable of these terms, conditions and disclaimers. The host/hostess also accepts responsibility to inform all passengers of the same and to enforce all terms and disclaimers. It is recommended that the host/hostess inform all passengers to read and acknowledge this disclaimer prior to boarding the party vehicle.
Access Express reserves the right to terminate this charter contract for noncompliance of the above regulations. All information is binding and cannot be altered or changed without the verbal or written consent of Access Express.