Every vehicle licensed under this chapter shall be cleaned and kept clean, both as to the interior and exterior thereof, while it is being offered for service. The failure on the part of any owner or driver to keep the interior and exterior, or either of them, in a clean and presentable condition at all times while in service, or while waiting for service, shall be deemed a violation of this chapter and shall be the basis for suspending or revoking any license issued under this chapter.
   If any licensed vehicle is damaged in any way, if it can be driven and properly controlled, it may be permitted to be driven in service for not more than one week after such damage or injury. If at the end of one week it is not properly repaired, it must be taken from the street and kept out of service until such vehicle is completely repaired.
   After any motor vehicle has been used as a taxicab or motor vehicle for hire for three years, such vehicle shall be ineligible to be licensed thereafter as a taxicab or motor vehicle for hire in the City unless it is specifically approved as to its physical condition by the Chief of Police.
(Ord. 10.  Passed 2-18-64; Ord. 2001-11.  Passed 6-5-01.)