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Taxi Cab Authority Municipal & County Codes

Las Vegas Municipal Code:

Clark County Code:

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC):

Las Vegas Municipal Code:

LVMC 10.26.020 Defrauding taxicabs.

It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse to pay the legal fare of any taxicab after hiring the same, and it shall be unlawful for any person to hire any taxicab with the intent to defraud the person from whom the same is hired of the value of such services.

LVMC 11.60.040 Taxi stopping, standing or parking.

The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided herein. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.

LVMC 11.60.050 Taxistands -- Use required.

It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle, as herein defined, for the purpose of seeking or awaiting employment in any place upon the streets in the City, other than at stands designated therefor, as herein provided, and marked by appropriate signs and curb painting by the Traffic Engineer.

LVMC 11.60.060 Taxistands -- Establishment -- Use rules.

The Traffic Engineer shall, upon the order of the City Manager, establish such stands in such places on the streets and in such number as the City Manager shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public; provided, however, that such stands shall not exceed in length four vehicles spaces along any block face, and provided further that not more than two cabs from any one cab company may occupy such spaces at the same time, and, in the event only two vehicle spaces are adjacent to one another in any such stands, no two cabs from any one cab company may occupy such stand at the same time. All stands as herein provided shall be so-called "open stands," meaning that no given cab company shall have any superior right to occupy any particular stand over any other cab company.

Clark County Code:

CCC 12.33.010 Disorderly conduct.

It is unlawful for any person to engage in any of the following acts of disorderly conduct: Participate in a fight; Challenge another person to fight; Use profane, indecent or obscene language in addressing another person; Commit a breach of the peace; Incite a disturbance; Interfere with, annoy, accost or harass any other person which conduct by its nature would tend to incite a disturbance.

CCC 15.16.010 Items left in taxicabs.

A. SEARCH. The driver of any taxicab shall make reasonable search of the interior of the taxicab at the termination of each trip.

B. REPORT OF ITEMS FOUND. All taxicab drivers shall make immediate report to the offices of their employers on the finding any any package, article, baggage, or goods of any kind, left in the taxicabs of which they are in charge, and as soon as possible thereafter, turn any such item so found over to their employers, who in turn shall report the same to the Las Vegas metropolitan police department. The employees of said taxicab drivers shall retain possession of said property in safe keeping to be disposed of pursuant to applicable law.

C. REPORT ON FILE WITH THE LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT. The Las Vegas metropolitan police department shall keep a report in their files of all items left in cabs.

CCC 20.08.010 Traffic regulations -- Vehicular movement generally:

A. The “Rules of the Road” set forth in Chapter 484 of the Nevada Revised Statutes at NRS 484.251, et seq., as amended, and Title 14 of this code shall be applicable to and shall govern motor vehicle operation upon the real property known as McCarran International Airport or upon other county airports as if the roadways were dedicated and considered highways under said statutes and Title 14 except as otherwise provided by those regulations set forth in or promulgated pursuant to this chapter. It is the duty of the police officers to enforce all traffic regulations and of the police officers and parking enforcement officers, and officers of the Taxicab Authority (as defined in NRS 706.8821(3)) to enforce all nonmoving traffic regulation governing the airport. The above-referenced officers may order the immobilization or towing and/or impoundment of any vehicle found to be in violation of any of the traffic regulations as permitted by law or any vehicle found on airport property which has outstanding fines due to judgments obtained upon previous violations.

B. The director of aviation is authorized to issue operating directives to create various parking, no-parking, or loading and unloading zones at the airport which may be based upon vehicle size, type or purpose. The director of aviation is also authorized to establish time limits and color codes for curb painting, if applicable, for all such zones. All parking, no-parking, loading and unloading zones shall be designated by standing signs and/or by paint upon the curb, the forms and colors of which shall be set forth by operating directive, in order to be visible to the general public. If a roadway does not have curbing, standing signs shall suffice. Parking meters may be used in lieu of said standing signs and paint.

CCC 20.08.020 Parking--General.

A. No person shall cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle to be parked in any restricted location, as set forth in this chapter or in any operating directive, or in any zone designated as a “No-parking zone,” or in any location designated as a “No-stopping lane,” or in any space or area not designated by the director of aviation for that particular vehicle.

B. No person shall cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle operated or parked by any person to be parked beyond the period of legal time purchased with the deposit of the specified coin or coins in a parking zone controlled by a parking meter; or to fail to pay or to deposit with the attendant at the public parking lot exits the sum required by this section to be remitted for parking privileges at the airport unless that person's parking voucher or stub has been validated by the director of aviation or his designee; or to be parked in any space controlled by a parking meter.

C. No person other than a person in a vehicle displaying a special handicapped license plate or parking permit issued pursuant to NRS 482.384 or 482.3845 or an officially recognized emblem issued by the state of Nevada or another jurisdiction indicating that the driver or a passenger in the vehicle is eligible shall stop or park a motor vehicle in any space where signs are posted or curbing is painted limiting parking to handicapped only. An operator of a vehicle displaying a handicapped parking permit, special plates or official emblem may park in any authorized parking space on the airport roadway system for a period not to exceed four hours. This section does not authorize the parking of such vehicles in the airport public parking lot without paying the required fee for the time during which the vehicle is so parked. Vehicles found in violation of this subsection may be cited by notice of infraction and may, in addition, be towed and/or impounded, at the owner's sole cost and expense.

CCC 20.08.030 Parking--Loading and unloading of vehicles at airport.

A. No person shall park, stop or drive a vehicle for the purpose of loading or unloading a passenger or passengers or cargo at the airport unless:

  1. The loading or unloading occurs in an area designated and posted for such purpose; and
  2. The vehicle has entered the area designated and posted for loading and unloading by appropriate route; and
  3. The established fees, if any, required for use of the airport property have been paid by the owner, driver and/or operator.

B. No person shall park or stop a vehicle while awaiting ingress to the area designated for the loading or unloading of passengers and/or cargo therein except in the holding/staging lanes which may be designated and posted for such purpose.

C. No person shall park or stop a vehicle for the purpose of picking up and/or discharging passenger(s) desiring access to the airport except in the areas so designated for that type of vehicle and for that purpose, except that the stopping of a vehicle for such purpose may be authorized by the director of aviation by written operating directive in an area if the vehicle is immediately adjacent to another vehicle which is legally stopped at a curb which has been designated for the picking up and/or discharge of passenger(s). In no instance shall a vehicle stop in any travel lane to either discharge or pick up a passenger(s) or cargo. Diagonal parking is not permitted across designated lane markings.

D. No person shall leave a vehicle unattended in any area upon the airport unless the vehicle is in an area designated by the director of aviation for parking and leaving the vehicle. The vehicle may only be parked in the area for the posted time period.

E. No person shall leave a vehicle running when parked in an area where vehicle shut-off signs are posted.

CCC 20.08.060 Solicitation of fares prohibited.

Solicitation of fares by vehicle operators, skycaps or any airport tenant representative, or any other individual without the written permission of the board of county commissioners or the director of aviation is prohibited. “Solicitation of fares” means asking, inviting or inducing persons by voice or action, other than those persons holding prearranged, bona fide, reservations or those to whom taxicabs have been duly dispatched by the supervising taxicab authority or by a certified taxicab company, if they desire transportation. The violation of this regulation shall be a misdemeanor.

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC):

NAC 706.365 Denial of service; passengers; change of route. (NRS 706.171)

  1. A person may not be denied service by a taxicab merely because he desires transportation in a direction other than that in which the driver desires to operate or to a destination different from that desired by the driver. A driver may refuse to transport of person if:
    • (a). The person refuses to state with specificity his intended destination or requests a change of destination to an inexact location;
    • (b). The person acts in a disorderly manner, which includes, without limitation, the use of:
      • (1). Hostile or offensive gestures; or
      • (2). Indecent or offensive language;
    • (c). The driver has a reasonable suspicion that the person is concealing a weapon or other dangerous object under his clothing; or
    • (d). The person requests a destination that is outside of the area within which the driver is able to communicate with the central dispatch facility described in NAC 706.3743.
  2. No person other than the driver may be allowed within any taxicab unless that person is a passenger who is actually being transported and is paying a fare, unless that person is another taxicab driver being transported to or from his shift as a taxicab driver.
  3. Passengers in a taxicab must have the exclusive use of the vehicle while being transported.
  4. A driver shall not, while traveling to the destination of a passenger, take a route that is longer than necessary, unless such a route is requested by the passenger.

NAC 706.376 Drivers: Standards of conduct. (NRS 706.171, 706.173, 706.475)

During his shift, a driver of a taxicab:

  1. Shall not engage in verbal arguments or acts of physical violence.
  2. Shall refrain from backing into position in any taxicab stand.
  3. Shall refrain from loading passengers at any establishment where a taxicab stand has been established unless he has been through the rotation of the stand. This provision does not apply when there are no taxicabs on the stand.
  4. Shall not allow more than two passengers in the front seat of his taxicab and shall not allow more than five passengers in his taxicab at any one time.
  5. Shall not knowingly operate a taxicab equipped with a faulty or inaccurate taximeter or a taximeter that shows signs of having been tampered with.
  6. Shall not operate a taxicab in which the taximeter is not sufficiently illuminated or the face of the taximeter is obscured to the extent that the entire fare recording device cannot be easily seen by the passenger.
  7. Shall not operate a taxicab in which the taximeter does not have a properly attached seal as affixed by the transportation services authority.
  8. Shall not operate a taxicab that does not have properly affixed a valid “TX” plate as issued by the transportation services authority.
  9. Shall not operate a taxicab if the driver is suffering from any illness or physical or mental disorder that may impair his ability to operate a taxicab safely.
  10. Shall not operate a taxicab while taking drugs that may impair his ability to operate a taxicab safely.
  11. Shall keep a complete and accurate trip sheet as prescribed in NAC 706.3747.
  12. Shall not display or distribute any advertising within or on his taxicab that has not been authorized by his employer.

NAC 706.3762 Drivers: Use of taxicab for crime. (NRS 706.171, 706.475)

A driver of a taxicab shall not willfully, knowingly or intentionally use his taxicab or his employment to facilitate the commission of a crime, or allow the use of his taxicab by another person as a means of facilitating the commission of a crime.

NAC 706.483 Accidents.

Whenever a taxicab is involved in an accident, the authority must be notified immediately and the cab inspected by the authority or its designee.

NAC 706.495 Taxicabs: Two-way radios; requests by telephone for service.

  1. The two-way radio in each taxicab of a certificate holder must be turned on and audible at all times.
  2. A certificate holder shall provide reasonable service to persons who make telephone requests for service if that service is within the limits of the holder’s certificate.

NAC 706.531 Drivers: Display of permits.

  1. A driver shall display his permit to the left of the rate schedule in the bracket or holder provided for that purpose at all times while on duty.
  2. The permit must be displayed in an upright position and facing the passenger for an unobstructed view and so it may be easily read.

NAC 706.534 Drivers: Failure to possess valid permit.

  1. Any person who is found by the administrator to be operating a taxicab without having in his possession a valid driver’s permit is in violation of NAC 706.513.
  2. A taxicab, found by the administrator to be operated by a driver without a valid driver’s permit, may be taken out of service until put back in service by a driver who has a valid permit.
  3. Any driver in possession of an altered or defaced permit will not be considered to be in possession of a valid driver’s permit.
  4. Any driver who is found by the administrator to have committed any violation of an applicable law or regulation while his permit is expired, is subject to hearing and appropriate disciplinary action.

NAC 706.540 Drivers: Standards of appearance and dress.

  1. Certificate holders shall submit to the authority a proposed standard of dress and appearance for its drivers. Upon approval by the authority, each certificate holder will be responsible for maintaining those standards of dress and appearance for its drivers.
  2. A driver who fails to meet the standards of dress set by his employer as approved by the authority shall be considered by the authority to be in violation of subsections 1 and 2 of NRS 706.8845.

NAC 706.543 Drivers: Standards of conduct. (NRS 706.8818)

During a driver’s period of duty, he shall, in addition to the requirements of NRS 706.8845:

  1. Not engage in verbal arguments or acts of physical violence.
  2. Refrain from backing into position in any taxicab stand.
  3. Refrain from loading passengers at any establishment where a taxicab stand has been established unless he has been through the rotation of the stand. This provision does not apply if there are no cabs on the stand.
  4. Not permit more than two passengers in the front seat of his taxicab and not permit more than five passengers in his taxicab at any one time.
  5. Not knowingly operate a taxicab equipped with a faulty or inaccurate taximeter, or that shows signs of having been tampered with.
  6. Not operate a taxicab in which the taximeter is not sufficiently illuminated or the face obscured to the extent that the entire fare recording device cannot be easily seen by the passenger.
  7. Not operate a taxicab in which the taximeter does not have a properly attached seal as affixed by the administrator.
  8. Not operate a taxicab that does not have properly affixed a valid medallion as issued by the administrator.
  9. Not operate a taxicab when any illness or physical or mental disorder may impair his safe operation of a taxicab.
  10. Not operate a taxicab while taking drugs that may impair his ability safely to operate a taxicab.
  11. Keep a complete and accurate trip sheet as prescribed in NAC 706.510 and 706.549 and NRS 706.8844.
  12. Not display or distribute any advertising within or on his taxicab which has not been authorized by his employer.

NAC 706.549 Drivers: Hours of service. (NRS 706.8818)

  1. A driver of a taxicab shall not work a period of duty longer than 12 consecutive hours except when under a charter or a trip, the charter or trip having commenced within a reasonable period before the end of the driver’s period of duty.
  2. Under no circumstances may a driver work longer than 16 hours within a 24-consecutive hour period.
  3. A driver who has completed a period of duty of 8 hours or more must not be knowingly permitted or required to resume driving unless the driver has been off duty for at least 8 consecutive hours.
  4. A certificate holder shall not knowingly require or permit any driver of a taxicab to work longer than 12 consecutive hours, except as provided in subsection 1.
  5. Each certificate holder shall provide an appropriate, accurate and operable time clock. The time clock must be approved by the authority before its use, and the certificate holder shall require its drivers to time stamp their trip sheets at the beginning and end of each of their periods of duty.

NAC 706.550 Drivers: Provision of receipt to passenger. (NRS 706.8818)

At the end of each trip, the driver shall, upon request, provide his passenger with a receipt that includes:

  1. The amount of the fare as indicated on the taximeter;
  2. The name of the certificate holder who owns the vehicle in which the passenger was transported; and
  3. The permit number of the driver.

NAC 706.551 Drivers: Search of vehicle after trip; disposition of property found. (NRS 706.8818)

Each driver shall conduct a search of the interior of his taxicab at the termination of each trip. If the driver discovers any property of a passenger in the taxicab, the driver shall immediately report the property discovered to his employer and, as soon as practicable, deliver the property to his employer. The employer shall maintain the property in his possession and dispose of the property in the manner provided by law.

NAC 706.552 Drivers: Prohibited and required acts. (NRS 706.8818)

A taxicab driver shall, in addition to the requirements of NRS 706.8849:

  1. Ensure that the electronic taximeter of his taxicab is engaged while the taxicab is on hire.
  2. Not solicit passengers by voice or action.
  3. Not accept, directly or indirectly, a gratuity or any form of compensation from any person for diverting or attempting to divert a prospective customer from any commercial establishment.
  4. Not knowingly operate a taxicab that is unsafe for passenger service.
  5. Upon changing employment from one certificate holder to another, present to the administrator his permit and a referral slip from his new employer for issuance of a permit. Before commencing his employment, a taxicab driver must present his taxicab driver’s permit to his employer.
  6. Except as otherwise provided in NAC 706.546, not operate a taxicab within the jurisdiction of the authority for other than the company listed on his driver’s permit.
  7. Report immediately any inoperable or defective taximeters to the certificate holder or his representative.
  8. Not divert or attempt to divert a prospective customer from any commercial establishment.
  9. Except as authorized by his employer or the authority, not permit any person, other than himself, within his taxicab unless that person is a passenger who is actually being transported and is paying a fare.

NAC 706.555 Drivers: Use of taxicab for crime.

A taxicab driver must not willfully, knowingly or intentionally use his taxicab, or his employment to facilitate the commission of a crime, or permit the use of his taxicab by another, as a means of facilitating the commission of a crime.

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