NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have changed a rule governing what taxi drivers can wear — and it’s not too shabby.
The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted unanimously to amend existing regulations to require that drivers maintain “a professional appearance.”READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
The previous rule had prohibited specific clothing from being worn as outerwear, such as underwear, tank tops, and swimwear.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
The new rule emphasizes broad parameters, that a driver’s overall appearance has to be neat, clean and professional. TLC Commissioner David Yassky says ethnic and religious garb are welcome.
Drivers will face a $25 fine for any violation, but Yassky insisted before Thursday’s vote that there would be no fashion police.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
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