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§ 9-623. Bicycle Couriers and Bicycle Delivery Service. 914
(1) Definitions. In this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) Bicycle Courier. Any person who uses a bicycle to provide the service of delivering documents, in the course of his/her regular business, the regular business of his/her employer or pursuant to an oral or written contract with or on behalf of a bicycle delivery business.
(b) Bicycle Delivery Service. The service of delivering documents by bicycle.
(c) Bicycle Delivery Business. Any business, including without limitation a person, sole proprietorship, partnership, firm, association or corporation which is engaged in the business of providing bicycle delivery service to deliver the documents of another person. A bicycle delivery business does not include customers of bicycle delivery businesses or those who hire or contract with bicycle delivery businesses.
(2) Training Required.
(a) All Bicycle Delivery Businesses shall provide adequate training in all applicable traffic laws to all new bicycle couriers whom they employ or with whom they contract prior to the courier's first day of service for that Bicycle Delivery Business.
(b) All Bicycle Delivery Businesses shall provide adequate training in all applicable traffic laws to bicycle couriers whom they currently employ or with whom they have existing contracts within thirty (30) days after this Section becomes effective.
(3) Identification Required.
(a) All Bicycle Delivery Businesses shall issue an identification card to each bicycle courier with whom they contract or whom they employ.
(.1) The identification card shall include the name and photograph of the bicycle courier; and the name, address and telephone number of the Bicycle Delivery Business.
(.2) All bicycle couriers shall carry the identification card when operating as a bicycle courier.
(b) All Bicycle Delivery Businesses shall issue an identification badge or patch to each bicycle courier with whom they contract or whom they employ.
(.1) The identification badge or patch shall contain the name of the Bicycle Delivery Business and a two or three digit number identifying the individual courier in letters and numbers at least two inches high.
(.2) Every bicycle courier shall display the identification badge or patch visibly on his/her back when operating as a bicycle courier.
(4) Records Required.
(a) All Bicycle Delivery Businesses shall maintain adequate records of all bicycle couriers operating on their behalf.
(.1) Such records shall include the names, addresses and the two or three digit identification numbers of all bicycle couriers employed by the Bicycle Delivery Business or with whom it contracts.
(5) Penalties. The penalty for violation of any provision of this Section shall be a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25).
Added, Bill No. 970138 (approved May 9, 1997). Enrolled bill numbered this as Section 9-622; renumbered by Code editor.