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16.40.680 LPT Driver Conduct Requirements and Prohibitions.

A.  Transferring Credentials. Transferring LPT Driver or LPT Vehicle credentials from one driver or vehicle to another shall be prohibited.

B.  LPT Drivers shall carry a non-digital fax or photocopy proof of LPT insurance pursuant to ORS 806.011 and a copy of vehicle registration at all times while operating as a LPT Driver. Upon request of the Director or law enforcement officer, LPT Drivers shall present proof of a valid LPT primary automobile insurance policy and vehicle registration.

C.  Portland Business License. LPT Drivers shall carry documentation of a City of Portland Business License as required by Chapter 7.02 at all times while operating as a LPT Driver.

D.  Driver Conduct. No LPT Driver shall:

1.  Allow another person to use his/her LPT Driver certification

2.  Drive or allow another person to drive a LPT Vehicle without a valid driver’s license while the vehicle is being used to provide LPT Services;

3.  Operate any LPT Vehicle while consuming, or while under the influence of intoxicants, or in a careless or reckless manner or in a manner contrary to the laws of the City of Portland or the State of Oregon;

4.  Operate any for-hire transportation vehicle if impaired by any legally-prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or medications;

5.  Use a vehicle in the commission of any crime;

6.  Use or broadcast profane or obscene language offensive to the passenger while operating a for-hire transportation vehicle;

7.  Consume any intoxicant or smoke of any substance while operating a LPT Vehicle;

8.  Allow any passenger to consume an intoxicant or smoke any inside a LPT Vehicle;

9.  Defraud a passenger in any way;

10.  Be discourteous to a passenger;

11.  Refuse to issue a fully completed receipt, in digital or paper form, for a fare paid if one is requested;

12.  Drive LPT Vehicles on a route or time schedule other than fixed route and time schedule of the LPT Company, as approved by the Director;

13.  Operate any LPT Vehicle while using a mobile communications device without a hands-free accessory as defined in ORS 811.507(1);

14.  Refuse to LPT Services to any passenger of proper demeanor whose request for service has been accepted by the LPT Company or LPT Driver along the fixed route and time schedule of the LPT Company, as approved by the Director.

15.  Provide private for-hire transportation after driving more than 12 hours in any given 24-hour period.

E.  Maximum hours of driving. No person shall provide private for-hire transportation services after driving more than 12 hours in any given 24-hour period.

F.  Street-Hails, Taxi Stands, Hotel Zones and Loading/Unloading Zones.

1.  All requests for service shall be received and accepted through the LPT Company’s reservation or dispatch services.

2.  An LPT Driver may not accept street-hails received within in the City of Portland, except as approved by the Port of Portland at the Portland International Air Port.

3.  Other than for drop off, an LPT Driver may not park an LPT Vehicle in a Hotel Zone or Loading/Unloading Zone prior to 15 minutes before pick up for a dispatch or request for service. The dispatch call/request for service must be documented in accordance to Subsection 16.40.640 K.1. and available for review by the Director or law enforcement officer.

G.  Mandatory Compliance. LPT Drivers shall submit to compliance audits and enforcement actions upon request by the Director or law enforcement officers pursuant to Chapter 16.40.

H.  Driver Reporting. Every LPT Driver shall report any of the following events to the Director and to all affiliated LPT Companies within 24 hours of its occurrence:

1.  Any arrest, charge, or conviction of the driver for any criminal offense, or any traffic violation, that occurs during, or arises out of, the driver’s operation of a for-hire transportation vehicle;

2.  Any arrest, charge or conviction of the driver for any criminal offense involving theft, robbery, burglary, assault, sex crimes, drugs, or prostitution;

3.  Any vehicle crash required to be reported to the State of Oregon involving any vehicle operated as for-hire transportation by the driver; and

4.  Any restriction, suspension or revocation of the driver’s motor vehicle driver’s license.

I.  Suspension or Revocation of Certified LPT Drivers. If a LPT certification is suspended or revoked by the Director, the affiliated LPT Company shall be notified by the Director. LPT Drivers and Vehicles without current, valid certification by the Director shall not be allowed to operate as a LPT Driver.