Starting six months after the effective date of this chapter, licensees must implement processes to ensure that no chauffeur operates a taxicab for more than 12 consecutive hours within a 24 hour period.
Furthermore, licensees must implement processes to ensure that chauffeurs rest or refrain from operating a taxicab for a period of 8 consecutive hours prior to the start of a 12 hour lease.
If a licensee enters into a 24 hour lease (daily or weekly) with a chauffeur, the licensee must implement processes that ensure that that chauffeur is resting or refraining from operating a taxicab after a 12 hour consecutive shift for a minimum of 8 consecutive hours. Licensees are liable for violations of the municipal code or applicable rules committed by their lessee chauffeur after the chauffeur has operated a taxicab for 12 consecutive hours.
The commissioner by rule may restrict lease terms and consecutive hours a chauffeur may operate a taxicab.
(Added Coun. J. 1-18-12, p. 19118, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-6-12, p. 28356, § 18)