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Arizona Taxi Laws -
The driver must have a valid Arizona license.
The vehicle must be properly registered.
An insurance policy of $300,000 or more, depending on passenger capacity, must be in effect. If an uninsured vehicle is involved in an accident, the passenger may not be covered.
Taxi insurance must cover passengers in the event of injury, property damage, and an accident involving an uninsured or uninsured motorist.
Taxis must use a sealed taximeter.
Livery vehicles are allowed to transport passengers for a flat rate. They must show the rates with one-inch letters at least until the passenger has agreed on the fare.
Limousines cannot solicit fares. They must be hired in advance.
Taxis must have a valid taxi license plate.
Arizona law also requires that all taxis and livery vehicles display a current sticker in the lower right-hand corner of their rear windshield. Limousines must have this sticker in the vehicle at all times, but can choose not to display it.
What To Look For When Hiring A Taxi or Car Service When hiring a vehicle to take you somewhere, look for certain things that guarantee your taxi or livery vehicle is registered and has appropriate insurance:
A Weights and Measures sticker with a current year should be in the right-hand rear window of a taxi or livery vehicle.
The posted rates must be inside and outside of the vehicle in letters that are at least one inch high. If you're hiring a livery vehicle, look for the posted rates, which must be based on either a geographic zone or on a flat rate.
Check the license plate. Most taxi plates contain the letter "Z," though other plates may be allowed as well.
Check the meter. Look for a wire seal that is designed to prevent tampering.
If you spot an illegal taxi, please call AZ Weights and Measures at 602-255-5211 or 1-800-277-6675. You can also file a complaint online by visiting the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures online.
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