(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a taxicab for hire within the City unless such taxicab is equipped with a partition extending from a point flush with the left-hand side of such taxicab across the back of the front seat(s) to a point flush with the right- hand side of such taxi, and from a point flush with the top of the front seat(s) to a point not more than three (3) inches from the top of such taxicab. Such partition shall be of such material and shall be installed so as to prevent any passenger from reaching the driver of the taxicab from any point in the rear seat separated from the driver by the partition.
   (b)   Taxicab companies currently operating vehicles without a partition or a partition not in compliance with this section will be allowed to continue  to operate vehicles. All vehicles acquired after the adoption of this ordinance shall be equipped with a partition which is in compliance with the requirements of this section.
(Ord. 3108, passed 8-14-1989; Ord. 3783, passed 12-13-2010)