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NYC To Vote On Change To Taxi Driver Dress Code

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently, clothes really do make the man, or cabbie.

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to vote Thursday on regulations governing a driver’s appearance.
Such rules have been on the books for years.

The current regulations prohibit underwear worn as outerwear. Tank tops and swimwear are also no-nos.

The new rule doesn’t single out any garments in particular. But it does insist that cabbies be neat, clean and have a “professional appearance.”

TLC Commissioner David Yassky says the commission just wants drivers to recognize that they’re ambassadors for the city.

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