§ 1057.10. Driver requirements.
(a) Preservice inspection. Prior to driving a limousine before each shift, a limousine driver shall perform a vehicle inspection to confirm that the limousine complies with this subpart. The inspection must include all of the following:
(1) At least one full walk around the limousine to assure the exterior of the vehicle is in compliance with this subpart, including all of the following:
(i) The exterior of the limousine is not damaged and no parts of the vehicle have been removed. For example, the hood and doors of the limousine are present and in the proper location.
(ii) The limousines tires are full size and the treads are not worn below the level permitted under § 1055.4(b)(4) (relating to basic vehicle standards).
(2) The opening and closing of all doors, the hood and the trunk to assure proper functionality, and the absence of any sharp edges that may injure a passenger or damage clothing, luggage or other property.
(3) An inspection of the interior of the limousine to make certain that the vehicle is clean and otherwise in compliance with this subpart.
(4) Use of the heater and air conditioner to confirm the limousines ability to maintain the air temperature required under § 1055.4(b)(12).
(b) Permitted fares. A limousine driver may not charge fares or rates for service other than those provided in the certificate holders tariff as provided in Chapter 1063 (relating to tariffs).
(c) Rules of the road. A limousine driver shall continually provide limousine service in a manner consistent with 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to Vehicle Code) and the Philadelphia Traffic Code (12 Phila. Code § § 1003012).
(d) Presentation and appearance. A limousine driver is responsible for providing clean, safe and courteous limousine service, including all of the following:
(1) Presenting a neat and clean appearance while providing limousine service.
(2) Dressing in clean clothing composed of a shirt with collar, ankle-length trousers, slacks/dress, skirts (if gender appropriate), socks or stockings, and shoes. For example, shorts, bathing trunks, bathing suits, undershirts, muscle shirts and tank-tops are prohibited unless concealed as undergarments beneath the attire described in this paragraph.
(3) Wearing open toed shoes, sandals or bare feet is prohibited while operating a limousine.
(4) Ceasing operation of a vehicle known by the driver to be in an unsafe condition.
(5) Being courteous toward passengers, the public, law enforcement officials and representatives of the Authority. A driver may not use obscene, vulgar or offensive language while providing limousine service.
(6) Maintaining the volume of a radio at a low level and upon the request of a passenger lowering the volume or switching off music or electronic noise such as a radio.
(7) Ceasing use of a mobile telephone and removing ear phones or Bluetooth devices from ears when a passenger is in the vehicle.
(8) Making certain that the taxicab complies with the temperature requirements in § 1055.4(b)(12).
(9) Assisting the elderly or persons with disabilities in entering and exiting the limousine.
(10) Maintaining cash capable of providing change for a $20 bill.
(11) Immediately reporting possessions of passengers left behind in a limousine after service to the Manager of Enforcement and the limousine certificate holder, then delivering the possessions to TLD Headquarters.
(e) Zero-tolerance policy. A limousine driver may not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while providing limousine service. The Authority will and certificate holders shall enforce a zero-tolerance policy on the use of drugs or alcohol by a limousine driver while providing limousine service.
(1) The drivers certificate of a limousine driver who is the subject of a TLD investigation or a passenger complaint and whom the inspector or passenger reasonably suspects was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the course of providing limousine service shall be immediately placed out of service under § 1003.32 (relating to out of service designation).
(2) The Authority may conduct a drug and alcohol test upon written consent by the limousine driver.
The provisions of this § 1057.10 temporarily amended under 53 Pa.C.S. § 57B02.
The provisions of this § 1057.10 temporarily amended May 5, 2017, effective February 25, 2017, expire upon promulgation of final-form regulations or on November 5, 2018, whichever is later, as set forth in 53 Pa.C.S. § 57B02(b), 47 Pa.B. 2558. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (360509) to (360510).
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