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German Prostitutes Have to Feed a Street-Walking Meter

Prostitute meter in Germany
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Prostitution is legal in Germany, and subject to taxation. While the German government doesn’t have a problem collecting taxes from sex workers who operate out of brothels, getting street walkers to pay up has been tricky.

The German city of Bonn thinks they have a solution to this problem: a parking-meter like device which women who solicit on the street put $8.70 into nightly for a ticket that gives them the privilege of using the pavement.

Hookers who don’t feed the meter are subject to fines. Bonn, which has approximately 200 prostitutes, hopes to raise about $300,000 a year through the meters.

[via BBC]


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