I see the uninformed reign supreme in the comments section of this story. "Unlicensed", in reference to this story, means: the vehicles that do not have a BUSINESS license in the city, which in turn means they're illegal. They aren't inspected, their drivers aren't cleared (no drug test, no background check) so therefore they aren't supposed to legally pick people up and more than likely they DON'T have insurance or are under-insured. Permitted Wilmington taxicabs and limos can NOT run non-insured or under-insured because they're regulated BY THE CITY and are required to provide proper insurance pursuant to the laws of the state (limits for taxis and for hire vehicles) before they're cleared BY THE CITY to get license plates.
The state does NOT have any laws as far as local taxi and limo services, each municipality is responsible for their own statutes. However, taxis and limos are NOT allowed to operate in the same manner and each carries two completely different types of insurance and license plates.
The speculation of those NOT in the industry or those operating illegally are what hurt legitimate taxi and limo businesses.
Unsure about the laws for taxis and limos in Wilmington? Call the city taxi inspector or call a LEGITIMATE cab company and ask. People need to be concerned as to whom they're trusting their lives to in a vehicle. Get informed, it will stop you from posting what you "think you know".
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