- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The Oxford City Council is expected to vote Aug. 19 on revisions made to the local taxi ordinance.

When the first revision of the ordinance was presented in June, many objections to the proposed changes were voiced. The council revised it.

On Tuesday, there was little public comment on the revised ordinance.

The revision ordinance sets out a rate fee of $10 for each person in the cab going to the same location and $2.50 for each additional stop.

The ordinance will also require drivers to offer a receipt to passengers, but they do not have to issue one if the passenger refuses it.

Under the proposed change, all cabs are required to have a 5-inch-by- 8-inch sign clearly displayed, stating the rates. All taxis are required to be kept clean and free of dirt and grime.

Smoking will be prohibited from inside all cabs and no operator is allowed to use a cellphone while driving when there is a passenger in the car unless they are using a hands-free device.

All cabs will be required to have security cameras that will be inspected by the Oxford Police Department and will be required to be running at all times the cab is in service.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, https://www.oxfordeagle.com

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