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WAC 308-83-210

Operating a limousine.

(1) A chauffeur is considered to be engaged in operating a limousine when:
(a) The chauffeur has documented with the limousine carrier business office the times when the chauffeur is on duty, which includes start and end of shift, meal breaks, and personal use of the vehicle;
(b) The chauffeur is displaying a sign showing the name of the passenger for whom the chauffeur is waiting, while sitting in a parked limousine or standing away from the vehicle;
(c) The chauffeur has a passenger manifest showing the prearranged passenger name;
(d) The chauffeur's limousine is parked, stopped, or standing:
(i) In a designated passenger load zone, or public or private short-term parking area located in the same or adjacent block of any transportation company, hotel, restaurant, sport stadium, convention center, or any other business that is regularly serviced by limousines; or
(ii) In a public street located in the same or adjacent block of any transportation company, hotel, restaurant, sport stadium, convention center, or any other business that is regularly serviced by limousines;
(e) The chauffeur is present for more than thirty minutes on the sidewalk or any public place located in the same or adjacent block of any transportation company, hotel, restaurant, sport stadium, convention center, or any other business that is regularly serviced by limousines; or
(f) The chauffeur offers transportation services to persons including, but is not limited to:
(i) Asking whether a person wants or needs a ride; asking whether a person wants or needs a cab, taxi or taxicab;
(ii) Stating to the person that the person can arrange for the chauffeur's service by calling a telephone number;
(iii) Asking whether the person is going to the airport or another destination;
(iv) Informing the person that the chauffeur has a vehicle available;
(v) Stating that the price for a trip is the same as a taxicab;
(vi) Stating a price to a person;
(vii) Reaching for or touching the person's bags or luggage;
(viii) Motioning for a person to come;
(ix) Honking a horn at a person; or
(x) Using any similar action or speech that a reasonable person would interpret as offering transportation services.
(2) At all times of operation, chauffeurs must carry on their person a valid Washington state driver license and present it upon request to any enforcement officer.
(3) Any chauffeur accepting payment at the time of a trip must provide a written receipt to the payor immediately upon payment or completion of the trip, showing:
(a) The name, UBI number, and phone number of the carrier business;
(b) The name of the chauffeur conducting the trip;
(c) All fees and costs charged to the customers for their specific services;
(d) Pickup and drop-off date, time, and location.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 46.72A, 46.04 RCW, RCW 43.24.086 and 2011 c 374. WSR 12-02-035, ยง 308-83-210, filed 12/29/11, effective 2/1/12.]
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