Norway pleads with students: “No sex on roundabouts”

Norway pleads with students: “No sex on roundabouts”

OSLO – In what can be considered the best example of stating the obvious, Norway officials have told high school students to refrain from having sex on roundabouts.

You would think this would be a given, but in Norway, where high school students engage in the annual tradition of ‘russefeiring’ (a month-long celebration that focuses largely on alcohol, party buses and challenges), things can get a bit wild. This year, government officials didn’t take any chances and issued a statement titled “No to sex on roundabouts”.

In the statement, Terje Moe Gustavsen, who runs the Public Roads Administration, wrote: “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.”

Talk about a road hazard!

Russefeiring usually takes place during the final spring semester, starting around April 20 and ending on May 17, Norway’s national day. Throughout the month, students will spill out into the streets in brightly coloured overalls, hire buses and cars to travel around towns, and engage in crazy graduation challenges that range from licking floors to kissing police officers and public nudity.