Prostitutes, wear Hi-Viz, say Spanish Police

Be safe, be seen - whatever you do for a living

WE ALL KNOW the benefits of wearing hi-viz clothing when riding motorcycles. Now, safety officials in Spain have found another sector of the community that can benefit from donning dayglo apparel: prostitutes.

We kid you not. The Spanish Police has ordered the country's call girls to wear fluorescent jackets with a view to preventing road accidents outside the Spanish Catalonian town of Els Alamus.

Sex workers can now be fined £35 (40 euros) if spotted not wearing a hi-viz vest; the move was prompted by fears the street workers were becoming a danger to passing vehicles.

The law, introduced in 2004, is aimed at protecting types of workers who spend their time at the roadside.

Prostitution is not illegal in Spain.