COMMUTERS AND TRAFFIC OFFICIALS PERCEPTION ON TAXI DRIVERS DRESS CODE POLICY IN ABEOKUTA METROPOLIS,OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

A. A. AMUBODE, L. O. ODEBODE

Abstract


The primary purpose of clothing is functional; clothing performs social, protective and cultural func-
tions. It gives a non-verbal communication on the social and marital status, occupation, ethnic, political
or religious affiliation of an individual or group of people. Formal dress code is a term for clothing suit-
able for formal events. Studies revealed that formal dress codes creates a business focused environ-
ment and increases professional behaviour at office among co-workers and clients. This study was
designed to investigate the societal perception on introducing formal dressing for taxi drivers in Abeo-
kuta metropolis. The population of the study consists of adults who reside in Abeokuta. Purposive
sampling technique was used to select a sample of 150 participants (passengers and Vehicle Inspec-
tor/Road Safety/Police/Traffic/ Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corp, TRACE officials). The par-
ticipants were selected from bus parks, and offices. The data was collected through the use of ques-
tionnaire. The result revealed that, majority of the participants were favorably disposed to the use of
formal dressing by taxi drivers, as this would boost their productivity, increase customers’ patronage,
improves their morals and add decorum to the profession.


Keywords


Taxi, drivers, commuters, Vehicle inspector, dress code, policy

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