A. The company and carriage permit holder is responsible to ensure that all drivers operating have a current and valid City Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver permit, and that all drivers operate in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. Penalties may be issued to both company and driver for violations of operating requirements.
B. Each Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver must carry their Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver permit when operating a Horse-Drawn Carriage and present the permit for inspection when requested by the Director or designee.
C. Each Horse-Drawn Carriage and Horse-Drawn Carriage operator shall comply with all other requirements of state, federal, and local laws.
D. No Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver shall permit other persons to operate the carriage under their control at any time under any circumstances.
E. No driver shall operate a Horse-Drawn Carriage at a weight or capacity in excess of the manufacturer’s recommendation for that carriage.
F. No driver shall operate a Horse-Drawn Carriage when the combined weight of the carriage and passengers exceeds the weight of the horse.
G. No driver shall consume any intoxicant, smoke any substance, or use any device that produces a smoke-like vapor while operating a Horse-Drawn Carriage.
H. No driver shall allow any passenger to consume an intoxicant or smoke any substance, or use any device that produces a smoke-like vapor while operating a Horse-Drawn Carriage.
I. Horse-Drawn Carriages and equipment must be available for inspection immediately upon request by the Director or designee.
J. A copy of the health certificate for the working carriage horse shall be in the custody of the company owner at all times. The driver will keep a copy of this certificate in any operating carriage, and make said certificate immediately available for inspection upon request by the Director or designee.
K. No Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver shall leave a horse untethered or unattended except when confined to a stable or other safe enclosure.
L. Each driver operating a Horse-Drawn Carriage shall maintain the horse at a speed no faster than a walk or slow trot.
M. Waste catchers must be in place and functioning properly at all times. It shall be the responsibility of the Horse-Drawn Carriage operator to clean up any spillage.
N. The operator of a Horse-Drawn Carriage must comply with the orders of the Director, or any police officer, parking enforcement officer, or animal control officer regarding the operation of the carriage. Failure to comply with these directions is subject to a penalty and/or suspension of the driver’s permit and/or the Horse-Drawn Carriage Vehicle and Company permits.