City’s Taxis to be Inspected for Safety
Taxis that operate within the City of Greensboro will undergo inspections on March 22 to determine whether or not they meet safety and cleanliness standards and if the meters operate properly.
The inspections are required by City ordinance and are done every two months. The general safety inspection looks at 29 items -- ranging from a two-way radio to windshield wipers -- to determine if they are operationally sound. The second major area of the inspection tests the meter to ensure it is calibrated for fare and mileage. Along with safety standards, the amount a driver may charge for services is also regulated by the city.
The inspections take place from 9 am to 6 pm Wednesday, March 22, at the end of Farragut Street.
“With so many unregulated transportation services popping up all over country, it’s important that we make sure our taxis are safe and charge passengers a fair price,” said Officer T.J. Tepedino, the Greensboro Police Department’s Taxi Inspector.
Taxis that do not pass inspection are taken out of service until the vehicle has been repaired.
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