German Prostitutes Have to Feed a Street-Walking Meter
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.