The recent high school graduates of Norway reportedly know how to get around. But maybe not all the way around.
Reuters reported on Wednesday that Norway’s national transport regulator has informed Norway’s post-grad teens that should stop running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts, which can be “too much of a surprise” for drivers.
Norwegian students who have just graduated high school enter a period known as “Russ,” where they party for a few weeks, often while consuming alcohol, and sometimes in the nude, Reuters says.
As a consequence of these wild weeks, dozens of accidents are reported every year involving student vans and buses, sometimes leading to the deaths of young people aged 18 or 19.
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These tragedies prompted the head of Norway’s Public Roads Administration to release a statement this week incredibly titled “No to sex on roundabouts.” It reads in part: “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.”
I wish anything our government said made as much sense as this.