Stop Having Sex On Roundabouts, Government Urges Students

Post-graduation ceremonies in Norway propose nudity, booze, and a danger to motorists

Stop Having Sex On Roundabouts, Government Urges Students

by Jenn Selby |
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Think your graduation got a bit out of hand? It’s nothing compared to the age-old Norwegian tradition currently being blasted by the government for being a danger to motorists.

High school students have been asked to refrain not just from running naked across bridges during the land mark celebrations, but also to stop having sex on roundabouts.

On Wednesday, Norway’s national transport regulator issued a statement ahead of ‘Russ’, the annual booze-addled post-graduation period designed to challenge social morality in an obscene fashion.

Titled ‘No to sex on roundabouts’, Public Roads figure Terje Moe Gustavsen said:

‘Everyone understands that being in and around roundabouts is a traffic hazard.

‘It may not be so dangerous for someone to be without clothes on the bridge, but drivers can get too much of a surprise and completely forget that they are driving.’

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Gustavsen apparently issued the road safety advice having read about an untoward challenge in the town of Ringsaker, in which a prize is awarded to the student who is first able to have protected sex on three different roundabouts.

'I hardly want to be seen as a killjoy or as Aunt Sofie,’ he continued. ‘But dear graduates, Ringsaker has 97 other challenges to choose from. I'm sure that is also the case elsewhere in the country.'

The Russ celebrations usually start at the end of April and carry on right through until 17 May.

During this time, students dress up in coloured overalls and hire matching vans in which to travel around local towns causing havoc.

Sadly, scores of accidents – many involving the vans the students drive – are reported each year, including a number of deaths, lending a serious side to this otherwise humorous request.

So stay safe, teens of Norway! And save sex for a public space well away from the roads. Your motorists depend on you.

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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