On the game in Spain? Wear a safety vest, girls.

On the game in Spain? Wear a safety vest, girls.

On the game in Spain? Wear a safety vest, girls.

On the game in Spain? Wear a safety vest, girls.

Roadside prostitutes working at a traffic circle near Els Alamus in northeast Spain are now wearing reflective safety vests to avoid police fines.

The town’s mayor, Jose Maria Bea, said a group of 10 prostitutes began using the phosphorescent green coats this month because local police had been fining them 40 Euros ($56 USD).

That’s the amount anyone in Spain can be fined for standing or walking along a highway if they fail to wear a high-visibility safety vest.

Bea said it was dangerous for both the women and motorists if the prostitutes couldn’t be seen clearly.

Even motorists with a vehicle breakdown are forbidden to leave their vehicles without a safety vest.

Sex is a huge industry in Spain, although some cities restrict or ban it in public areas.  Prostitution is quite legal there but pimping is not.

Authored by: Richard Lee

Richard has been traveling since he took a year off from college, where he was doing a BA in Journalism. He traveled half the world, backpacking with his girlfriend (now his wife). They spent time in South America, Asia, Greece and much of Europe. After writing about his experiences for several airline and travel magazines, he never went back to college.