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How to spot a prostitute

Local police have ordered women, who troll a local highway for work, to put on the high-visibility clothing


 
How to spot a prostitute

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Street prostitutes working near the Catalan city of Lleida now share a uniform: fluorescent yellow vests. Local police have ordered the women, who troll a local highway for work, to put on the high-visibility clothing in order to prevent road accidents. Anyone who opts out of the brightly coloured bib faces a $57 fine by the Mossos d’Esquadra, the regional police.

A spokesman for the force emphasized that officers were not singling the women out; prostitution in Spain is legal in most cities (though pimping is not). Instead, this crackdown is in accordance with a 2004 law, which stipulates that anyone on a highway, including those with broken-down cars, must wear a fluorescent bib.

Most women have incorporated the sleeveless jackets into their previous uniform of short skirts, tall boots, and revealing tops. The police say that if they continue to abide by the law, the women have no other reason to face fines. After all, the road they work falls just outside the boundaries of Lleida, one city that recently banned street prostitution.


 

How to spot a prostitute

  1. I'm sry, but this is pretty hilarious.

  2. First they ban bullfighting in Catalonia, and now this. Another way for the people of Catalonia to show why they aren't really Spanish. No wonder people are confused!

  3. Google Translations of AMC's comment.

    Catalan:

    En primer lloc que la prohibició de les curses de braus a Catalunya, i ara això. Un altre camí per al poble de Catalunya per mostrar per què en realitat no són espanyols. Amb raó la gent es confon!

    Spanish:

    En primer lugar que la prohibición de las corridas de toros en Cataluña, y ahora esto. Otro camino para el pueblo de Cataluña para mostrar por qué en realidad no son españoles. Con razón la gente se confunde!

    • Jesus, those translations are mostly garbage!

      • OK, so you don't like them. I'll Google Translate them back into English.

        Catalan to English:

        At first they ban bullfighting in Catalonia, and now this. Another way for the people of Catalonia to show why they are not really Spanish. With reason people are confused!

        Spanish to English:

        First that the ban on bullfighting in Catalonia, and now this. Another way for the people of Catalonia to show why they are not really Spanish. No wonder people are confused!

        • English to Dutch translation
          Ze eerst verbod stierenvechten in Catalonië, en nu dit. Een andere manier voor de mensen van Catalonië aan te tonen waarom ze niet echt Spaans. Met reden waarom mensen zijn in de war!

      • English to Dutch translation

        Jezus, die vertalingen zijn meestal rommel!

  4. "English to Dutch" translation translated into Korean

    먼저 그들은, 카탈로니아에서 투우를 금지하고 지금. 카탈로니아의 백성을위한 또 다른 방법은 그들이 진짜 스페인어없는 이유를 표시합니다. 그럴만한 이유가있는 사람들이 혼란스러워하는 이유!

    and back to English:

    First, they serve in Catalonia, now. Catalan people out of the way for their real Spanish is the reason why. A good reason there are men who are confusing for reasons!

    • "Dutch to Korean" translation translated into Tagalog(Philippines)

      Sila ang unang, na ban sa bullfighting Catalunya ngayon. Isa pang paraan para sa mga tao ng Catalunya at ng mga Espanyol ay hindi ang tunay na dahilan para sa kanila upang ipakita. May magandang dahilan kung bakit ang mga tao ay nalilito!

      and back to English:

      They first, to ban bullfighting in Catalonia today. Another way for the people of Catalonia and the Spanish are not the real reason for them to show. These are good reasons why people are confused!

  5. Who said police dont care for peoples safety? haha