Drivers who engage in sexual activity before taking long trips run the danger of losing concentration and being involved in accidents, according to road safety expert Cecil Gabrah.
He claims that having sex is similar to running a marathon, which might cause exhaustion and make one lose control of the wheel.
Mr. Gabrah cautioned drivers to avoid energy-draining activities before embarking on long journeys in an interview with Benjamin Akakpo for the Drive Safe campaign on JoyNews.
“Who suffers from fatigue? Drivers who do not plan their trips; drivers who stay drinking at night; drivers who work overnight; drivers who have sex during their journeys – they are all part of it.
“God created sex. If you are a man [and have sex], you are knocked off and you will be sleepy and that is why immediately after sex, you find the man either snoring. He is tired, he’s run for more than 100 metres so you don’t go and sit behind the steering wheel to drive,” he cautioned.
He warned drivers against leaving for lengthy trips at the crack of dawn because accidents are common at that time.
“If you are traveling, sleep early and wake up early but don’t set off early like 4 am, 5 am. You will meet those who did not sleep especially those heavy duty drivers who will not sleep,” he added.