The Chief of Police shall, from time to time as he may deem necessary or convenient, cause to be made an inspection of all licensed taxicabs. If any taxicab is found unsafe or unfit for the public transportation of passengers or in an unclean or unsanitary condition, notice shall be given to the holder of the license therefor and no person shall operate that taxicab in taxicab service until the same has been put in safe and in fit condition and reinspected and approved for service.
(1987 Code 117.12)