However, the reason is not important the important thing is that the truck drivers are avoiding the lot lizards and to be honest most of them are active members against the truck stop prostitution.
I know that the life of a truck driver in not easy and I know that every one of you is facing hard time being away from home but being part of the truck stop prostitution is not a way where you can escape from the loneliness.
Here are few facts about truck stop prostitution and the lot lizards:
- Most of the lot lizards are drug users and they are involved in the truck stop prostitutions to cover their need for drug use
- Many of the lot lizards are under the age of 18 as result of child trafficking
- The combination of drug use and a low level of hygiene can be deadly.
- Almost every of these girls didn’t control their health and as result of that they can be source of many diseases
- There are two groups of lot lizards. The first group is the people that want to be part of the truck stop prostitution and the second group is the group of young girls that are forced to be part of the truck stop prostitution
- Most of the truck drivers as result of the reasons that I have mentioned are disgusted by the idea of being a part of the truck stop prostitution
- Besides the high percentage of truck drivers that are refusing the truck lizards services, there is a small part that accepts a lot lizard services besides the risk of being exposed to diseases.
Types of Lot Lizards:
- CB Radio Lot Lizards: The lot lizards that use CB airwaves to find a truck driver that are interested in using their services. Some of the lot lizards have even a pimp that is offering the services by the CB radio using codes. The deal is sealed trough the radio waves.
- Knocking Skink – Lot Lizards that are going from truck to truck knocking on the window with their nails
- Wandering Whiptail – Lot Lizards that are approaching lonely truck drivers offering them a conversation and a company. Another approach of this kind of Lot Lizards is by asking the truck drivers for a free ride.
- Spiny Desert Dealer – They are going from truck to truck offering drugs to the truck drivers.
- Yellow bellied wine n diner – specific about these Lot Lizards is that they are trying to get the truck driver far away from the truck so their crew of people will have time to search the truck and still money and other valuables
Is Truck Stop Prostitution Legal
I want to make this clear at the beginning of this paragraph; the truck stop prostitution is not legal! The truck stop prostitution is considered as sex trafficking.
Why truck stops are a target of this type of behavior? As we know the truck stops are insulated from the local communities and as result of that the truck stops are the perfect place for prostitution.
The traffickers can easily move the victims away from that location in case of police control.
The law enforcements is not always present in this locations unless it needs to respond to incidents or complaints. I mentioned before that the truck stops are having their own security to deal with the truck stop prostitution but sometimes that is not enough.
Taking many shapes the truck stop prostitution always finds a way to infiltrate in these locations. We know that the truck stops are offering a lot of amenities for truck drivers such as showers, rooms, dining or entertainment.
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Everything has changed with the new technology and the truck stop prostitution is part of that.
The truck drivers can easily find a commercial service on the many websites that are available.
The consumers of these services can also find a company by responding on ”commercial company” offer on the CB radio.
This source use coded messages that are recognized by the truck driver who wants those types of services.
The sign of acceptance of those services is mostly by turning the truck lights on. In that way, the lot lizards know which truck driver is interested in the services that they are offering.
In some cases, the truck drivers that are interested in this type of offers use stickers on their windows to show that they are interested in the Lot Lizards commercial services.
Truck drivers use NO LOT LIZARDS stickers to inform the lot lizards that their services are not welcomed. Many of the truck drivers reporting that NO LOT LIZARDS stickers sometimes help them to get rid of the knocking in the middle of the night.
Another aspect of the truck stop prostitution:
- Truck stop prostitution is not always are personal choice, many girls that are included in this business are victims of trafficking
- Most of the girls have no place where they can stay. As part of home runaways, they can easily become drug abusers and victims of sex trafficking. There is a lot of cases were young women were exploited and abused in return for food and shelter
- The truck stop prostitution participants in fear to be arrested for prostitution they are more willing to be exposed to constant sexual and physical assaults from their bosses or the clients instead of reporting the crimes.
- In more than 90% of the cases, they are not reporting the crimes and never seek for help.
- In order to attract new customers and increase the profit, the victims of trafficking are frequently moved to different locations. Movement also can be as result of avoiding the law enforcement detections
- Public lack of awareness is also a problem. I think that the people assume that the truck stop prostitution is always voluntary. But please know that it’s not always a personal choice! This is the reason that most of the girls can’t escape from the truck stop prostitution. People are ignoring the pain in their faces. If there is not a single person that is willing to help you then you get stuck in that filthy environment without a way out
- The truck stop prostitution participants in more than 90% of the cases don’t reveal the prostitution chain that is behind them because their fear of losing the small things that they have as shelter and food
- Claiming that they are acting on their own the girls are treated as criminals and not like victims of trafficking
I just wanted to point the other side of the truck stop prostitution and the aspect that not every of the Lot Lizards is involved in the act of prostitution by their own choice. However, every activity of this illegal business needs to stop immediately.
Another thing that I want to mention is that both included sides are part of an illegal action, from one side of the wall the truck drivers and from the other the Lot Lizards and their bosses.