Updated 11/26/2010 03:44 PM
TLC Considers Dress Code For Cabbies
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New York, N.Y. -- While many New Yorkers may not pay much attention to how their cabbie is dressed, the city now wants taxi drivers to take better stock of their own appearance.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission is planning a new dress code for cabbies that would require them to "present a professional appearance.''
The current dress code bans tube shirts, tank tops and bathing trunks -- with fines for violators.
But the revised code doesn't mention specific types of clothing.
TLC chairman David Yassky tells the Times that while enforcement may prove difficult, the new code is more of an attempt to establish standards.
The code changes are expected to be approved next month.