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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.98 Taxicabs and Service Cars Part III

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Chapter 8.98
Taxicabs and Service Cars

PART III TAXICABS - INSURANCE

Sections:

8.98.170 Required.
8.98.171 Insurance--Licensed firm.
8.98.172 Insurance--Amount.
8.98.173 Insurance--Endorsement.
8.98.183 Accident reports--Contents.
8.98.184 Accident reports--Failure to file--False.
8.98.185 Cancellation or lapse.
8.98.186 Operation without prohibited.
8.98.187 Windshield sticker.
8.98.188 Unsatisfied judgments.
8.98.189 Penalty for violation.

8.98.170 Required.

Every applicant for a license to operate a taxicab, whether the vehicle is to be operated by the owner or some other person, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter shall maintain and file with the board of public service for each taxicab to be operated a policy of liability insurance which meets the requirements of this chapter. Every applicant for a license to operate a taxicab shall file with the board of public service the required policy of liability insurance.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8169, 9776

8.98.171 Insurance--Licensed firm.

Insurance required by this part shall be carried in a firm which has been duly licensed or permitted to do an insurance business in the state, and shall be kept and maintained continually in force and effect so long as the applicant shall be licensed to operate taxicabs on the streets of the city.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.172 Insurance--Amount.

Insurance as required herein shall be a policy of liability insurance in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident, and in the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, and in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident as required by Section 303, 190 R.S. Mo. 1982 Supplement. If the minimum requirements of said State Safety Responsibility Law shall be increased by action of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, such increases shall automatically become the minimum requirements of this section unless an ordinance is enacted establishing different minimum requirements prior to the effective date of said state law.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.173 Insurance--Endorsement.

There shall be attached to all liability insurance policies issued pursuant to the requirements of this part, the following endorsement:

"In consideration of the premium stated in the policy to which this endorsement is attached, the company hereby waives a description of the motor vehicles to be insured hereunder and agrees to pay any final judgment for personal injury, including death, resulting therefrom, or damage to property, caused by any and all motor vehicles operated by the assured pursuant to the taxicab license issued by the City of St. Louis, within the limits set forth in the schedule shown hereon, and further agrees that upon its failure to pay any such final judgment, the judgment creditor may maintain an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel such payment. Nothing contained in the policy or any endorsement thereon, nor the violation of any of the provisions thereof by the assured, shall relieve the company from liability hereunder or from the payment of such judgment. The policy to which this endorsement is attached shall not expire, nor shall cancellation take effect until after ten days' notice in writing by the company shall have been given to the Board of Public Service in the City of St. Louis at its office in City Hall, said ten days' notice to commence to run from the date notice is actually received at the office of the Board. Attached to and forming a party of policy number ________, issued by ________ company to ________."
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.183 Accident reports--Contents.

The certificate holder, on or before the fifth day of each month, shall file with the board of public service a report showing the number of accidents in which any taxicab owned and/or operated by him was involved during the preceding month, the nature of the damage, if any, to person or property resulting therefrom, the name and address of all persons who have outstanding claims because of any taxicab accident, and the amount, if any, paid during the preceding month in settlement of claims, including those in suit.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.184 Accident reports--Failure to file--False.

The failure to file the report required by Section 8.98.183 within the time provided for, or the filing or causing or intentionally permitting the filing of a false report, shall be a violation and shall also be ground for forfeiting the principal's certificate of convenience and necessity and forfeiting his license.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.185 Cancellation or lapse.

If any policy of insurance covering any or all of the taxicabs authorized to be operated under a certificate of convenience and necessity be cancelled, or for any reason, including the expiration of its terms be permitted to lapse, and the holder of the certificate of convenience and necessity fails to replace it immediately with another policy of insurance fully complying with the provisions of this chapter, the certificate of convenience and necessity and the taxicab licenses issued thereunder shall be ipso facto suspended. The certificate of convenience and necessity may be reinstated by the board of public service upon application, with or without a hearing, upon compliance in full with all the provisions of this chapter. If the board of public service reinstates the certificate of convenience and necessity, the license collector, upon notice from the board, shall reinstate the taxicab license issued thereunder.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.186 Operation without prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or cause to be operated any taxicab upon any public street in the city unless the required policy of insurance for the taxicab shall have been filed with the board of public service, and be in full force and effect.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.187 Windshield sticker.

Upon satisfactory evidence of compliance in full with all the provisions of this part relative to liability insurance the board of public service, on the first of each month, shall issue to the owner or operator of each taxicab a windshield sticker showing the month and year for which issued. This sticker shall be applied to the lower right hand corner of the windshield of the taxicab for which issued, and shall not be removed or transferred during the month for which it is issued. Only one such sticker will be displayed on the windshield at one time, meaning upon the issuance of a new sticker each month the old one must be removed.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

8.98.188 Unsatisfied judgments.

In the event of any final judgment against the owner or operator of any taxicab for injury to or death of, any person, or damage to property from the negligence of the owner or operator or for any reason regardless of fault, remaining unsatisfied for a period of thirty days, the board of public service, upon complaint of the owner of the judgment, or of any other person shall forthwith revoke the certificate of convenience and necessity and the taxicab license of all the taxicabs of the owner or operator.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 7618, 9556, 9776, 9902

8.98.189 Penalty for violation.

Any person who violates, or who fails to comply with, or who permits or causes any person in his employ to violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of Sections 8.98.173 through 8.98.186 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 58795 4 (part), 1983.)

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