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: Man Slashed In Head Inside Times Square Subway Station
The previous rule had prohibited specific clothing from being worn as outerwear, such as underwear, tank tops, and swimwear.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Innocent Children Caught In Middle Of Brazen Shooting In The Bronx
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: 'I Hope This Is The Beginning Of Something': Hundreds Flock To Harlem For Juneteenth Block Party
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