Ties no longer mandatory for Dubai cabbies amid safety concerns


By www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // Taxi drivers in Dubai are no longer required to wear ties, after the transport agency changed its rules.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it was now up to the driver whether he wants to wear a tie, which until now has been a compulsory part of their uniform.

The decision was made after a driver was attacked by someone who pulled his tie.

“Neckties were a part of taxi drivers’ uniform since the inception of RTA in 2005,” said Ayman Walid Al Nabhan, RTA’s director of franchise and enforcement at the Public Transport Agency.

“There is no specific ruling to ban drivers from wearing ties when performing their duties. It is a personal choice. However, a majority of the drivers are not wearing the neckties now. More info

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