Limousine, commonly referred to as a Limo, is a luxury car to transport passengers and is typically driven by a chauffeur. Custom built cars and SUVs to an extended wheel base are traditionally called stretch limousines. Business people, government officials, celebrities, are primary users. The general public rents limousines for special events; marriage, proms, funerals, etc.
Many states require a commercial drivers license with a passenger endorsement for qualified drivers. In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $1,604,139 on limousine service.