London, Oct 26 (ANI): Street prostitutes outside a Spanish town have been ordered by police to wear fluorescent jackets while working on the highway, so as to prevent road accidents.
Officers have been fining the sex workers 35 pounds for failing to wear the brightly coloured clothing on the LL-11 highway near the town of Els Alamus, in Catalonia in northeast Spain, the Daily Mail reported.
The women were fined under a road traffic law, which states pedestrians on major highways or hard shoulders must wear fluorescent jackets.
Following a crackdown by the regional Catalan police force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, the women have started buying the sleeveless yellow jackets and wearing them over their work outfits.
A spokesman for the force said officers were not singling the women out, and were fining them under traffic laws applicable to all pedestrians.
The law was introduced in 2004 to prevent the deaths of motorists whose cars have broken down on major roads. (ANI)