727.11  IDENTIFICATION, PAINTING AND LETTERING.
   Every taxicab shall bear identification which shall meet with the following specifications:
   (a)   The serial number assigned to such taxicab and the name of the owner or the trade name under which such taxicab does business shall be painted in distinct and contrasting colors, with lettering not less than three inches in height, on a panel covering an area of not less than ten inches by twelve inches on each side of such taxicab.  The word "cab" or "taxicab" shall be required and the form of the panel shall be substantially as follows:
JOHN T. SMITH
CAB (TAXICAB)
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   (b)   The serial number of such taxicab shall be painted on the right and left rear exterior of such taxicab.
   (c)   As a supplement to the method and style of identification heretofore set forth, any owner or operator of taxicabs may provide each such taxicab with an illuminated sign mounted on the roof of such taxicab.
   (d)   Any failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall be unlawful, and the taxicab certificate of the offender shall be subject to summary revocation.
      (Ord. 1070.  Passed 9-2-86.)