A.   It is a violation for any person who owns or controls a special transportation business to allow a special transportation vehicle to be operated without, prior to commencement of the business, completing the following:
      1.   Obtaining a business license;
      2.   Registering such business with the department;
      3.   Paying all applicable fees associated with the licensing or permitting of such business, its vehicles and its employees; and
      4.   Providing the department with certification from the state of Utah that the vehicle meets all state requirements and was found to be in a safe condition for the transportation of persons with disabilities and had all such equipment as may be required by state law including, but not limited to, the following:
         a.   Doorways wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair;
         b.   Ramps or lifting devices for elevating persons with disabilities from the curb or sidewalk into the special transportation vehicle, which ramps and lifting devices shall be stored inside the special transportation vehicle while it is moving;
         c.   Adequate means of securing persons with disabilities safely to the inside of the special transportation vehicle and safety belts for all passengers;
         d.   A door, in addition to those provided in such vehicles for normal ingress and egress, located at the rear thereof, to be used as a method of escape in case of an emergency; and
         e.   A fire extinguisher, and first aid equipment and supplies, as prescribed and amended from time to time by state law.
   B.   In addition to meeting all other department rules and regulations applicable to ground transportation vehicles and businesses, owners and operators of special transportation vehicles shall comply with the following:
      1.   No special transportation vehicle shall be equipped with a siren or be permitted to operate as an emergency vehicle.
      2.   Special transportation vehicles shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, according to applicable rules and regulations promulgated by the state.
      3.   All special transportation vehicle operators shall obtain and maintain certification training in first aid, CPR, and AED as taught by an American Heart Association certified instructor. (Ord. 66-14, 2014)