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Township of Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CRUISING
The driving of an empty taxicab along a public street at a slow rate of speed for the obvious purpose of soliciting passengers.
OPERATION OF A TAXICAB
Consists of transporting in a taxicab one or more persons for hire. Accepting a passenger to be transported for hire from a point of departure within the Township to a destination within or without the Township shall be considered operation of a taxicab within the Township. The operation of a taxicab by one other than the owner shall be deemed operation by the owner as well as by the person actually driving the taxi. The transportation of any person other than the owner or driver in any motor vehicle bearing a sign using the word "taxi," "taxicab," "cab" or "hack" shall be prima facie evidence of operation.
OWNER
Any person in whose name title to any taxicab is registered with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles, or who appears in the Division's records to be a conditional vendee or lessee or has any other proprietary interest in a taxicab.
TAXICAB or TAXI
A motor vehicle used to transport passengers for hire which does not operate over a fixed route and is not hired by the day or hour.
No person shall operate a taxicab within the Township unless both the owner and the driver of the taxicab are licensed under this chapter.
The holder of a taxicab driver's license shall be entitled to operate within the Township any taxicab whose owner has been licensed under this chapter.
The holder of a taxicab owner's license shall be entitled to operate a taxicab owned by him within the Township, provided that the person driving the cab holds a valid taxicab driver's license.