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12/08/03 - Seattle

Seattle Lawmakers Rule Not to Be Cruel, Approve Change in Cabbie Dress Code

The 'King' could be your next cabbie in Seattle.

Seattle's city council has voted to allow taxi drivers to wear costumes if they wish.

The new regulations follow a run in between taxi inspectors and cabbie Dave Groh, an Elvis impersonator.

He was fined 60 dollars last spring for not wearing the required black pants and a crisp shirt.

Under the new law, drivers will be allowed to wear costumes that depict a "readily identifiable and generally well-known public figure, personality or fictional character." But masks aren't allowed.

Groh told the council after the vote, "Uh, a thank you verrah much."

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