No vehicle for hire shall be operated in the city until it has been thoroughly and carefully tested and inspected and found to be in a safe condition for the transportation of passengers, and clean, fit, of good appearance and in compliance with all other applicable state and federal motor vehicle laws and standards.
(1992 Code, § 43-2)  (Ord. 84-82, passed 8-9-1982; Ord. 137-98, passed 12-21-1998)