Saggy pants riders banned from Fort Worth buses

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Associated Press

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:45 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas—Municipal bus riders who wear saggy pants will need to hike them up or find another way to get around one North Texas city.

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s updated dress code lets drivers turn away passengers whose pants sag below the waist.

Authority spokeswoman Joan Hunter says it’s about showing respect to all riders.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the anti-sagging pants campaign began in August 2008, but the bus system known as the T recently made an administrative change giving bus drivers authority to deny boarding to violators. Hunter says the updated policy took effect May 12.

Critics say their right to dress as they like is being violated.

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