The Mayor and Council shall by resolution make reasonable rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, respecting:
The use of vehicles licensed under this chapter.
The number of licensed vehicles which may stand in any one place at the same time.
The inspection of vehicles licensed and to be licensed under this chapter.
The inspection of drivers licensed under this chapter.
Such other matters as may promote the public convenience and safety.
The charge for carrying passengers shall not exceed the rates set out in the application for the taxi owner's license.
Every taxicab driver, when requested, shall give a passenger a receipt for the fare.
Any dispute as to the fare shall be determined by the officer in charge of the police station at the time of the dispute.
Every vehicle licensed under this chapter shall have fastened in a conspicuous place therein a printed card showing:
The charging of any fares in excess of the rates set out in the approved application for the taxi owner's license shall constitute a violation of this chapter by the owner or operator, or both.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1117]
Unless there shall be one uniform flat rate charged at any point within the corporate limits of the Borough for the transportation of passengers, every taxicab operating in the Borough shall have installed therein a taximeter or the equivalent thereof of standard make by which the fare or charge for hire of said taxicab is mechanically and accurately registered and on which said taximeter said charge is plainly indicated. The taximeter shall be so placed in the taxicab that the charge thereon may be plainly seen by the passengers.
No person shall use or permit to be used upon any taxicab a taximeter which shall be in such a condition as to be more than 5% incorrect, to the prejudice of any passenger.
After sundown, the face of every taximeter shall be illuminated by a suitable light so arranged as to throw a continuous steady light thereon while the taxicab is in operation and carrying a passenger, so that the meter will be clearly discernible and can be read by a passenger in the rear seat.
Said taximeter shall be sealed, and a colored poster, different in color at each inspection, shall be placed on the taximeter after inspection.
No person shall use or permit to be used, nor drive for hire, a taxicab equipped with a taximeter, the case of which is unsealed or the seal broken.
No person other than the licensed driver of a taxicab or a passenger shall ride or sit in the compartment of the taxicab reserved for the driver.
No driver or other person interested in or connected with any licensed taxicab shall solicit customers in a noisy or offensive manner nor at any place other than taxicab stands referred to in § 409-28, in any manner whatsoever.
No driver of any licensed taxicab, which is disengaged, shall refuse to carry any orderly person upon the payment of the rate of fare fixed in this chapter.
No driver of a licensed taxicab shall permit such vehicle, when disengaged, to stand in any public street or place, other than at a taxicab stand; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent such driver from waiting for a passenger in front of any building or place.
Taxicab stands are hereby established at such places as may be designated from time to time by the Mayor and Council. It may designate the character of vehicles which may stand at such taxicab stands and may exclude all other vehicles therefrom. The location and capacity of such stands shall be indicated by a sign substantially as follows: PUBLIC TAXICAB STAND. CAPACITY ____.
No vehicle, other than a taxicab licensed under this chapter and prepared to accept passengers upon request, shall stand at any public taxicab stand.