Every taxicab shall be kept in a safe and sanitary operating condition and shall at all times have the following equipment:
   (a)   A light within the passenger compartment, capable of being lighted or extinguished by the passengers;
   (b)   A spare tire, capable of being used on any wheel or wheels of the vehicle;
   (c)   Two independently acting and entirely disconnected braking systems, either one of which will be capable of stopping the vehicle without a load in a distance of twenty-five (25) feet when operating on a level, dry, asphalt street at the rate of twenty (20) miles per hour.
      (Ord. 116-68. Passed 10-14-68.)