The Bylaw Enforcement Education Program – or BEEP- for October is focusing on taxi safety.
Peace Officer Sargent Ryan Hoffman says they will be doing a two-week blitz, inviting taxi or limo operators and owners to a location later this month to check for safety.
“If officers are out and about, and they do see infractions or safety issues, they have a right to pull them over and check and make sure the vehicle is safe to operate.”
“Some things that we look at, that are unique to taxis, are things that you can’t find in a regular passenger vehicle. We ensure that the taxi meters are operating properly and that they’re dialed in to the proper rate… we’re looking at seatbelts to ensure that they’re working properly. So, if there’s anyone that’s going to be using those seats, that they’re going to be safe,” Hoffman added.
Bylaw Enforcement will be inviting taxi owners and operators to a special inspection between October 16-18 and again from the 23-25.
Residents with questions or concerns about a chauffeur service or taxi is encouraged to contact Enforcement Services at 780-830-5790.
With files from Trevor Snell