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Horse-drawn carriages shall be operated only in accordance with the following regulations:
(A) A copy of the horse-drawn carriage license shall be displayed in all carriages used in such business. The Clerk-Treasurer upon issuance of the license shall issue that number of duplicates as requested in the application identifying each carriage identified in the application.
(B) Each carriage used in such business shall have a valid horse-drawn carriage license issued pursuant to this chapter.
(C) Each carriage shall be operated by the holder of a valid coachman's license issued pursuant to this chapter, who shall have such license and other identification on his person at all times when operating such vehicle.
(D) When carrying persons for hire or by contract, the vehicle shall be operated only upon the routes and during the hours approved pursuant to § 112.05 or in accordance with a special ten-day permit issued by the Clerk-Treasurer.
(E) Horse-drawn carriages shall pick up and discharge passengers only upon the curb lane, while lawfully parked at the curb.
(F) Horse-drawn vehicles, when in motion, shall be operated only in the curb-most traffic lane on any public street and the driver shall obey all applicable state and local traffic laws, ordinances and regulations.
(G) No horse-drawn vehicle shall be operated on a public street unless a valid bond or public liability insurance policy as specified in § 112.07 is on file with the Clerk-Treasurer.
(H) Drivers shall carry rate cards and exhibit them on demand. Rate cards shall also be affixed to the carriage in a prominent location so as to advise prospective clientele of the rates and fares. Rate cards shall bear the name and business address of the license holders, and a complete schedule of rates and fares which shall be the same as those on file with the Clerk-Treasurer. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to provide rate cards to all drivers and affix same to the carriages.
(I) Horse-drawn carriage owners and operators shall maintain their horses in good health abiding by the rules of good animal husbandry. This shall include an annual health examination of each animal by a veterinarian of equine medicine licensed by the State of Indiana. A copy of said examination shall be submitted to the Clerk-Treasurer to be placed on file with the permit application.
(J) Occupancy of a horse-drawn carriage shall not exceed the rated seating capacity of the vehicle.
(K) No passenger shall be allowed to ride on any part of the vehicle which in motion except seated inside the vehicle.
(L) Drivers are prohibited from smoking while carrying passengers.
(M) All horses must be shoed with horse shoes that are either a rubber compound, a steel shoe with borium, or Drill-Tek on the steel gripping surfaces or other type of shoe approved for use by the Director of Planning.
(N) Each animal pulling a carriage on the city streets shall be equipped with manure-catching devices to prevent manure from falling to the street.
(O) Each carriage shall be equipped with a chemical to be poured over horse urine so as to break down and eliminate accumulated agents and odor and the drivers shall use the chemical each time the horse urinates on the street surface.
(Ord. 7-89, passed 8-15-89; Am. Ord. 22-4-98, passed 5-11-98) Penalty, see § 112.99