Road safety specialist Cecil Gabrah has advised against engaging in sexual activity before getting behind the wheel and starting a long journey.
In an interview with Benjamin Akakpo for JoyNews’ Drive Safe campaign, he issued this warning, stating that the habit is a recipe for car accidents.
He compared having sex to running a marathon, a strenuous exercise that leaves the male exhausted; as a result, he continued, sitting behind the wheel after it can lead to loss of control.
Gabrah advised drivers to avoid engaging in sexual activity and other things that drain their energy before embarking on long drives in order to prevent accidents, according to myjoyonline.com.
“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 warned, as quoted by the news website.
In addition to not having sex before getting behind the wheel, Gabrah suggested that drivers avoid leaving too early when they have a long journey to take.
He noted that the majority of traffic crashes that are reported on the nation’s roads take place just before dawn.
“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.”