[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palmyra 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 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. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to include taxicabs, hotel buses, buses employed solely in transporting school children or teachers, vehicles owned and operated directly or indirectly by businesses engaged in the practice of mortuary science when those vehicles are used exclusively for providing transportation related to the provision of funeral services, autobuses which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Department or transportation or interstate autobuses required by federal or state law or regulations of the Department of Transportation to carry insurance against loss from liability imposed by law on account of bodily injury or death.
- LIMOUSINE DRIVER'S LICENSE
- A license to drive a limousine in the Borough of Palmyra.
- LIMOUSINE LICENSE
- A license to provide limousine service originating within the Borough of Palmyra.
- LIMOUSINE SERVICE
- Includes the business of carrying passengers for hire by limousines.
- PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
- In reference to a municipality, the location of the main place of business of the limousine service in the municipality where limousine service is contacted, where limousines are dispatched or where limousine dispatches report for duty.
- Any street, avenue, park, parkway, highway, or other public place.
Except as provided in N.J.S.A. 48:16-22.4, no limousine shall be operated on any street in the Borough of Palmyra until the owner of the limousine shall have filed with the Clerk of the municipality in which the owner has its principal place of business, an insurance policy of a company duly licensed to transact business under the insurance laws of this state in the sum $1,500,000 against loss by reason of the liability imposed by the law upon every limousine owner for damages on account of bodily injury or death suffered by any person as a result of an accident occurring by reason of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the limousine upon any public street. Such operation shall be permitted only so long as all of the requirements of N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 et seq. are satisfied.
If the principal place of business of the limousine service is located in the Borough of Palmyra, the Municipal Clerk or her designee, upon confirmation that the applicant has field the required insurance policy and a payment of a fee of $50, shall issue in duplicate a license to operate said limousine. The license shall recite the name of the insurance company, the number and date of expiration of the policy, a description of every limousine insured thereunder and the resignation number of the same.
The original license shall be retained within the limousine and shall be available for inspection by any police officer in the state.
In lieu of the recital of insurance information required on the license pursuant to this section, the owner of the limousine may affix to the original license retained within the limousine a notarized letter from an insurance company containing the same insurance information required in the recital. This shall constitute proof of insurance coverage and which shall also be available for inspection by any police officer in the state.
Where a limousine service operates in more than one municipality, the insurance policy required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-14 shall be filed with the clerk of the municipality in which the owner has its principal place of business.
For any violation of this chapter, the owner or operator of any limousine shall pay a fine not to exceed $500 for each offense.