[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cinnaminson 5-19-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-13 (Sec. 2.110 of the 1995 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 2.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 477.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes any automobile or motor car used in the business of carrying passengers for hire to provide prearranged passenger transportation at a premium fare on a dedicated, nonscheduled, charter basis that is not conducted on a regular route and with a seating capacity in no event of more than 14 passengers, not including the driver, provided that such a vehicle shall not have a seating capacity in excess of four passengers, not including the driver, beyond the maximum passenger seating capacity of the vehicle, not including the driver, at the time of manufacture.
- PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
- The location of the main place of business of the limousine service in the municipality where limousine service is conducted, where limousines are dispatched, or where limousine drivers report for duty.
Any limousine owner or operator whose principal office or place of business is located within the Township of Cinnaminson, must file with the Township Clerk an insurance policy from a company duly licensed to transact business under the insurance laws of the State of New Jersey in the sum of at least $1,500,000 against loss by reason of the liability imposed by law upon every limousine owner for damages on account of bodily injury or death suffered by any person as the result of an accident occurring by reason of the ownership, maintenance or use of the limousine upon any public street or highway throughout the municipalities of the State of New Jersey.
The owner or operator of a limousine shall execute and file a power of attorney with the Division of Motor Vehicles of the State of New Jersey concurrently with the filing of the insurance documents with the Township Clerk as set forth in § 340-2. A copy of the executed and filed power of attorney shall be submitted to the Township Clerk.
All limousine owners or operators who seek a license from the Township of Cinnaminson must equip their limousines with the following:
A two-way communications system, for example a mobile phone, for communication with a person outside of the vehicle for a distance of not less than 100 miles; and
A removable first-aid kit and an operable fire extinguisher, which shall be placed in an accessible place within the vehicle; and
Sideboards attached to the permanent body construction of the vehicle if the height of the vehicle floor is 10 inches or more above the ground level.
Prior to operating a limousine on the streets of the Township of Cinnaminson, or operating a limousine on the highways within the State of New Jersey for the purpose of picking up passengers, the driver of the limousine shall examine the vehicle's fitness to operate including, at a minimum, an examination of the tires, windshield wipers, horn, condition of the front and rear windshield and side windows, front and rear lights, fluid levels, brakes and the condition of the two-way communication system described in Subsection A. The owner or operator of the limousine company shall keep on file accurate records of this examination including the date, time, results and name of the person who performed the examination.
Any person who owns a limousine service shall require an applicant for employment as a limousine operator or driver to provide the applicant's name, address, citizenship status, a form of photographic identification, birth certificate, and such other information as need by the state. An applicant must also be fingerprinted by the Division of State Police and consent to a background check.
No applicant shall be permitted to operate or drive a limousine unless the applicant is 21 years of age or older and unless the state provides written notification to the owner of the limousine service that the applicant is qualified to operate the limousine.
The owner or operator of a limousine in the Township of Cinnaminson shall be required to pay a license fee to the Township Clerk as set forth in Chapter 265, Fees, annually for limousine license.
Upon satisfactorily demonstrating to the Township Clerk that all requirements mentioned in §§ 340-2 through 340-5 have been met, an owner shall be entitled to obtain from the Township Clerk a limousine license. Licenses shall be issued annually expiring December 31 of each year. Licenses shall be issued in sufficient number to allow a license to be placed in each limousine operated by the licensee. Each limousine license shall identify the name of the insurance company filed with the Township Clerk, the amount of coverage and the expiration date of the insurance policy, a description of each limousine insured by the policy and the registration number of the vehicle licensed to operate as a limousine.
Any person, persons, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity that violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall pay a fine, upon conviction, of not less than $100 and not more than $500, be imprisoned for not more than 90 days, or both.