In Seattle, your cab driver may be Elvis

Fresh from the the defeat of the latte tax comes another gem from local government in Seattle: the city council has voted for legislation specifying under what circumstances a cab driver can dress in costume.

    Under the new law, any driver choosing to wear a costume must pick a “readily identifiable and generally well-known public figure, personality or fictional character.”


    Outfits can’t include masks, can’t depict police officers or firefighters, and can’t be skimpy. They also have to be approved by the cab association for which the driver works, and drivers have to post photos of themselves inside their cabs in and out of costume.

Certainly better than the old rule that cab drivers were required to wear “black pants and a crisp shirt.” But that Seattle City Council sure gets preoccupied with strange things!

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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