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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
TAXICAB. Any motor vehicle for hire, designed to carry ten passengers or less, operated upon any street or highway, on call or demand, accepting or soliciting passengers indiscriminately for transportation for hire between such points along streets or highways as may be directed by the passenger(s) so being transported. This classification shall not include:
(1) Motor vehicles of ten-passenger capacity or less operated by the owner where the cost of operation is shared by fellow workers between their homes and the place of regular daily employment, when not operated for more than two trips per day;
(2) Motor vehicles operated by the owner where the cost of operation is shared by the passengers on a `share the expense' plan;
(3) Motor vehicles transporting students from the public school system when the motor vehicle is so transporting under contract with public, private, or parochial school board or governing body; or
(4) Motor vehicles operated by an individual or entity which has contracted with the city to provide transportation services in the community.
(47 O.S. § 1-174) (`83 Code, § 16-101) (Ord. 98-56, passed 12-21-98; Am. Ord. 2016-11, passed 3-21-16; Am. Ord. 2016-38, passed 10-17-16)
Taxi licensing, city authority, see 11 O.S. §§ 22-106, 22-118