CHAPTER 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.*
Article XIII. Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire.
Sec. 14-13-1. Definitions.
“City” means the city of Woodland,
“Driver” means every individual who operates any
taxicab or vehicle for hire as an employee of an operator, independently owns
the taxicab or vehicle for hire and operates under the auspices of such
operator, or has independently contracted with such operator to operate the
taxicab or vehicle for hire pursuant to a lease, license or any other form of
“Employee” includes any person who is self-employed
as an independent driver.
“Motor vehicle” means every motor
vehicle used for public hire propelled by mechanically produced power and
intended for use on public streets and highways, except street cars, trains and
“Operator” means any entity engaged in the business
of providing vehicles for the purpose of carrying passengers in a taxicab or
other vehicle for hire, whether comprised of an individual, group of
individuals, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, corporation or any
other organizational structure.
“Taxicab” means a motor vehicle
which is designed for carrying not more than eight passengers, excluding the
driver, which is used in the transportation of passengers over the public
streets of the city and operated at rates per mile, per destination or per mile
and destination, irrespective of whether the operations extend beyond the limits
of the city, and which is made available for hire on call or demand, at taxi
stands or by telephone.
“Vehicle for hire” means any motor or
electric vehicle which is offered to the public for hire with the services of a
driver, which is used for the transportation of passengers over the public
streets of the city, irrespective of whether such operations extend beyond the
boundary limits of the city, at rates per distance, per trip, per hour, per day,
per week, per month and where the route is under the control of the persons
hiring the same. “Vehicle for hire” shall not include a
charter-party carrier of passengers within the meaning of the Passenger
Charter-party Carriers’ Act, Article 8 (commencing with Section 5351) of
Division 2 of the Public Utilities Code. “Vehicle for hire” includes
taxicabs. (Ord. No. 1399, § 3 (part).)