[R.O. 2008 §610.010; Ord. No. 2-4 §1, 1-24-1955]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the prescribed meanings:
- Any motor vehicle performing a bona fide for hire taxicab service having a capacity of not more than five (5) passengers, exclusive of the driver, and not operated on a regular route or between fixed termini.
- TAXICAB BUSINESS
- Includes any person, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation who offers to the public a motor vehicle or motor vehicles for the purpose of hauling or transporting passengers for a charge or fee.
[R.O. 2008 §610.020; Ord. No. 2-4 §6, 1-24-1955]
No license shall be issued hereunder until the licensee shall have filed with the City Clerk, and the same has been approved by the Mayor, a liability insurance policy with an insurance company authorized to transact business within the State of Missouri, and which policy shall meet the following requirements:
Said policy shall designate by explicit description or by appropriate reference all motor vehicles with respect to which coverage thereby is intended to be granted.
Said policy shall insure the person named therein and any other person, as insured, using any such motor vehicle or motor vehicles with the express or implied permission of such named insured, against loss from the liability imposed by law for damages arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of such motor vehicle or motor vehicles within the City, subject to limits, exclusive of interest and costs, with respect to each such motor vehicle, as follows: one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of one (1) person in any one accident and, subject to said limit for one person, three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of two (2) or more person in any one accident, and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.
Such policy of liability insurance shall insure the person named as insured therein against loss from the liability imposed upon him/her by law for damages arising out of the use by him/her of any motor vehicle not owned by him/her, within the said territorial limits and subject to the same limits of liability as are set forth above with respect to any owner's policy of liability insurance.
Such motor vehicle liability policy shall state the name and address of the named insured, the coverage afforded by the policy, the premium charged therefor, the policy period and the limits of liability, and shall contain an agreement or be endorsed that insurance is provided thereunder in accordance with the coverage defined in Chapter 303, RSMo. as respects bodily injury and death or property damage, or both, and is subject to all the provisions of Chapter 303, RSMo.
Said insurance policy shall at all times be in full force and effect during the period of time for which a license has been issued. If the insurance policy required by this Chapter shall for any reason be canceled and not in force and effect during the period of time for which said license has been issued, the Board of Aldermen shall immediately revoke said license.
[R.O. 2008 §610.030; Ord. No. 2-4 §8, 1-24-1955]
No license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be assignable or transferable.
[R.O. 2008 §610.040; Ord. No. 2-4 §10, 1-24-1955]
Each and every public taxicab licensed under the provisions of this Chapter shall at all times have permanently and prominently displayed on both sides thereof a sign, the letters of which shall not be less than three (3) inches in height, designating the name of the person, firm, co-partnership, association, or corporation owning and operating said public taxicab and bearing the number of the license issued by the City Collector for said public taxicab.