§ 856.05  TAXICAB OR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE STANDARDS.
   No person shall knowingly permit the operation of a taxicab or transportation vehicle unless it is equipped with the following:
   (A)   A light within the passenger compartment;
   (B)   Telephone service shall be available to each taxicab or transportation driver so that calls to emergency services such as police and fire departments can be made if needed;
   (C)   Passenger restraints such as manufacturer-installed seatbelts or air bags, which may be used at the option of the passenger, numbering no fewer than the maximum occupancy of the cab or vehicle;
   (D)   A suitable holder for the driver’s identification card in a place where such card will be visible to the passengers at all times;
   (E)   No person shall knowingly permit the operation of any taxicab or transportation vehicle which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person or property;
   (F)   No person shall place any vehicle into service as a taxicab which does not have at least three doors. No vehicle which requires the movement of a seat or any portion of a seat to gain access to other seating shall be placed into service as a taxicab;
   (G)   No person shall allow the operation of any taxicab or transportation vehicle which does not comply with the standards established in this section. Failure to do so shall constitute grounds for revocation of such taxicab or transportation license; and
   (H)   Taxicabs and transportation vehicles shall be tobacco smoke free.
(Prior Code, § 856.05)  (Ord. 136-2018, passed 11-26-2018)