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FORT WORTH, Texas — Bus riders in Fort Worth who wear sagging pants have the choice of pulling them up before boarding or finding another way to get around the city.

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

Joan Hunter, a spokeswoman for the system known as the T, says it's about respecting everyone who chooses to ride city buses.

"It's not like they have to go home," Hunter said. "They can just pull it up. It's to be respectful of other riders."

Posters are being placed on buses and billboards to let riders know that saggy pants are not acceptable, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday.

The no-saggy pants campaign began in August 2008, but the T recently made an administrative change to its dress code giving bus drivers authority to deny boarding to violators, Hunter said.

The policy change took effect May 12, and that day drivers asked about 50 riders to pull up their pants before boarding, according to Hunter. All complied, she said.

"They'll mess with our freedom. Pretty soon they're going to ban dreadlocks, too," said Cory Shelby, a tattoo artist who rides city buses.

Shelby, 29, recently was told to pull up his pants before boarding, even though he said his black cargo shorts were not drooping enough to be distasteful.

"They told me I had to pull up my pants," he said, "And my boxers weren't even showing."

City Councilman Frank Moss has said the saggy-pants look hurts the ability of young people to land jobs.

"This shows we have taken the overall concept of pulling them up to a new level," Moss said during a recent council meeting. "There are some real policies in place to say, if you don't pull `em up, you can't ride."

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I guess if they're too low then some people don't really dig looking at other people's underwear.
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What's next? you need to wear a bra to use public transportation?

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Funny I was on a bus today thinking how lame kids look in they skinny jeans pulled down to their knees

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I guess if they're too low then some people don't really dig looking at other people's underwear.
I really don't care as long as their butt is covered - crack is whack!
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What's next? you need to wear a bra to use public transportation?
This.

Any kind of ruling like this which involves one group of people imposing their dress code on another gets a big from me. I don't like everything I see other people wear. So what. They might not like everything I wear either. But at the end of the day I don't have any desire to tell anybody else how they should dress, and anybody who thinks they do have such a right has some serious control problems going on. Rules such as these set a very very unhealthy precedent.

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