City of North Tonawanda, NY
Niagara County
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A. 
It shall be the duty of each driver to keep a record of the point of origin and point of destination of all trips made and the charge made therefor and to file the same with the owner of the taxicab. Such records shall be preserved for at least six months and shall be made available for inspection by the Police Department during said period.
B. 
No taxicab driver shall permit more persons to be carried in his taxicab than the number for which he has seating facilities.
The Common Council is hereby authorized to locate and designate stands and regulate fees for use of same. They shall further designate the number of such vehicles that shall be allowed to stand at any such stands and shall provide a metal sign which shall be attached to a post or stanchion adjacent to the stand and on which sign shall be placed the number of vehicles and whether taxicabs which shall be allowed on the particular stand.
No person owning or driving a taxicab shall deceive any passenger who may ride or who may desire to ride in any such vehicle as to his destination by the shortest route or the lawful price to be charged for such ride or shall convey such passengers to a place other than that directed by them or in any other way than by the shortest route.
A. 
All motor vehicles licensed for use as taxicabs shall be at least sedan type automobiles with four doors. No two-door sedans shall be licensed for such purposes. This section shall not prohibit the use of larger vehicles when properly licensed under the terms of this chapter.
B. 
No owner or driver of a taxicab shall at any time so fasten or lock the doors of the vehicle so that it is impossible for a passenger to open the same from the inside. Every owner shall provide each vehicle with means for unfastening the doors so that such doors may be readily opened from the inside by a passenger.