New Dress Code for Cabbies Approved by Taxi and Limousine Commission

By Ben Fractenberg on January 20, 2011 3:11pm | Updated on January 21, 2011 12:32am

The TLC made changes to its dress code requiring drivers to dress in a
The TLC made changes to its dress code requiring drivers to dress in a "professional" way.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — The Taxi and Limousine Commission approved new rules Thursday requiring cabbies to dress like "professionals," the New York Post reported.

The new rules are a little vague, however previous incarnations of a dress code for cab drivers reportedly prohibited them from wearing swimsuits and tank tops.

"There will be no fashion police," Commissioner David Yassky told the Post. "It updates a dress code rule written 20 years ago that was written for a different time."

A dress code isn’t something the commission has strictly regulated before, with fewer than 50 summonses being written since 1996, the Post reported.

The commission was specific, though, about certain articles of clothing drivers can wear.

"Turbans are absolutely professional dress," Yassky told the Post. “Any religious or ethnic garb is absolutely professional."

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