Survey: Only 11 percent of drivers have sex behind wheel

harris_survey_scout_gps_sex_drivingA paltry 11 percent of U.S. drivers have had sex behind the wheel, according to a new online survey of potentially repressed humans.

As one might expect, more than three times as many men (17 percent) said they had sex while driving than women (5 percent) in the Harris Interactive survey of 1,800 drivers.

A quick survey of bleary office colleagues and my own brain resulted in various explanations of how this math might add up:

  • Men drive more often, so of course they have more sex while driving.
  • It is more difficult for women to drive and have sex than men.
  • Men lie three times more often than women.
  • Only men think solo acts can be construed as sex.
  • There’s only a small group of paid professionals that would consider having sex while driving and they are usually walking on Ponce before getting in a vehicle driven by someone else.
  • The driving numbers are low because most naked people take public transportation.

Good answers. I am going to choose “all of the above.”

I did find some believable stats.

Women, the survey suggests, would be 2.5 times more likely to forgo sex in exchange for traffic-free conditions.

And more people (15 percent) would have sex while driving if they thought they could get away with it.  Nine percent would drive naked.

Hey, if you don’t like the way these people drive, stay off the sidewalks.

More news for the fully clothed:

58 comments Add your comment

Bernie31

October 31st, 2013
8:02 am

And The Lies…..Continue!

Bernie69

October 31st, 2013
8:15 am

11 percent of MY sex is from BEHIND the wheel. Dat is da TRUF!!

scubike

October 31st, 2013
8:18 am

there should be a new PSA — “Coming and going don’t mix”

Bernie31

October 31st, 2013
8:25 am

Bernie69 @ 8:15 am The Difference between Me and you is the other Party with You, is YOUR Right HAND!

MANGLER

October 31st, 2013
8:26 am

Of all the things I’ve seen people do while driving, sex is not one of them. I have seen people naked while driving down the highway many times, but never in the act. Could just be poor timing on my part.

CmdrR

October 31st, 2013
8:38 am

I’m much too classy to say that this explains why I-85 S is so congested — with all the drivers trying to “go downtown.”

Hand Full of Spades

October 31st, 2013
8:49 am

Mangler…. Wish I could be so lucky… but then again, it probably would depend on who was naked behind the wheel.

LOL CmdrR!

GoTime

October 31st, 2013
8:54 am

Keep in mind they may not be talking about intercourse. I have been the lucky recipient of a trip downtown behind the wheel a couple of times.

Maude

October 31st, 2013
8:59 am

Are these people crazy? If you are so hard up you can’t wait pull over to the side of the road.

huh?

October 31st, 2013
9:07 am

Men lie 3x as much? Ha! Women lie so much they don’t even know they lie! They are consensus gatherers. I.E. the opposite of direct speaking. example: Does this blouse make me look fat, Beth? Even if Beth hates that blouse she will lie!! Women will say, “that’s not lying, that’s being nice”. Which is my point exactly. Women lie so much, they don’t even know they do it.

Bernie31

October 31st, 2013
9:22 am

Maude @ 8:59 am – I am sorry….A Name like Maude, does not exactly start wildfires….:) That is your Problem. Change your Name to Kitten or Missy or something other than Maude. The old fella next to you, just may wake-up! :)

jarvis

October 31st, 2013
9:30 am

11%? I assumed everyone had participated in … at one time or another.

rob

October 31st, 2013
9:56 am

the hardest part about my wife and i having sex while driving is trying to get the sterring wheel back on straight!

jaded but nice

October 31st, 2013
10:04 am

The problem is due to all of the Slippery When Wet signs on the road.

Not So Casual Observer

October 31st, 2013
10:10 am

I do not accept the numbers. Each and every time I have enjoyed the topic of this discussion there was a woman involved. Helps to be taller than average in order to drive with the seat as far back as possible.

Hidden agenda

October 31st, 2013
10:37 am

Around 50% of drivers in Atlanta appear to be giving themselves close up rectal exams while driving. Why don’t I see that on the list?

Hidden agenda

October 31st, 2013
10:44 am

By the time all of Edward Snowden’s revelations are fully out in print (and there appear to be a lot more coming), I think the world will find that he has done more to undermine the unwarranted authority of our global criminal police state and has done more to further the cause of freedom than anyone since the founding fathers. He deserves to be treated like a hero in every nation of the world (especially since it now looks like every person on earth is a victim of NSA illegal wiretapping, spying, etc.).

au natural

October 31st, 2013
10:50 am

I drive nude all the time. I guess it’s easier out here in the country than it would be in the city.

Bernie31

October 31st, 2013
10:57 am

Hidden agenda @ 10:44 am – Anyone who believes such Nonsense also thinks George W. Bush was a Great President and Protected America. When neither was TRUE!

Edward is a Traitor to America and has made ALL of US less SAFE because of his selfish shenanigans. Edward had better get use to the Brutal Russian Winters,Bad Food and Lousy Vodka. For The Suits will always be waiting for his return. Edward’s Next American Residence will most likely be in Mountains of Colorado with Eric Rudolph and the many other Terrorists who thinks like Edward Snowden.

Never to see Green Grass or Trees again.

Maybe You would Like to Join Edward?

Delta is ready, when You are!

Bernie31

October 31st, 2013
10:59 am

Hidden agenda @ 10:44 am – Besides George W. Bush and The Republican Party is The Father of the UN-Patriot ACT!

They are the ones truly responsible for unleashing this Wire TAPPING Monster on the American People in the name of SECURITY! Whose security is yet to be determined.

George Mathis

October 31st, 2013
11:14 am

It’s amazing how everything gets back to politics.

irishmafia

October 31st, 2013
11:14 am

@ bernie31 Some info for you ….All bills start in Congress the prez of course can only veto or sign a bill into law so GWBUSH -the Father ?? Uh that would be a no.
Of course liberals like to leave out the details to make their case appear better

The Act passed the House 357 to 6. The following day, on October 25, 2001, the Act passed the Senate by 98 to 1. So apparently only 7 Democrats disagreed, that also shows that 99% of Congress agreed with the bill and wanted it a law.

On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011,[2] a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act:[3] roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the “library records provision”), and conducting surveillance of “lone wolves”—individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.[4]

Foxbot Alpha

October 31st, 2013
11:20 am

“Men lie three times more often than women.”–George Mathis

You mean… men get “caught” in lies 3X as much as women….

Women are much better liars than men. They are more conniving.

Having said this, I LOVE women.

So George, You can’t call me a racist, misogynist, anti-homosexual, or any other derogatory term.:-)

Foxbot Alpha

October 31st, 2013
11:30 am

“It’s amazing how everything gets back to politics.”–George Mathis

LOL, this is the same dishonest George Mathis who cries RACISM over a distasteful Halloween costume when it portrays a black guy but says nothing about the homosexuals HANGING(from a tree with a noose) an effigy of George Bush and Sarah Palin at their Halloween Parades every year.

What a joke!

AtlSteve

October 31st, 2013
11:37 am

Bernie31,
More than 75% of Congressional democrats (193 out of 257) voted in favor of the Patriot Act in 2001. During the reauthorization vote in 2006, 44% of Congressional Democrats were still in favor of it.

Billy Clinton

October 31st, 2013
11:46 am

•Only men think solo acts can be construed as sex.

Anthony Weiner

October 31st, 2013
11:49 am

I’ve sent a lot of nude photos while driving…does that count?

Jason

October 31st, 2013
11:51 am

I was going to comment but, after thinking about the PC police and the do-gooders that troll these sites, I will pass on this.

FarTrain

October 31st, 2013
11:56 am

Haha, still laughing! Got a kick out of this headline. “ONLY 11%”? Amazed it was that high. I suggest anytime someone is doing this, that they continuously sound their horn. Would give new meaning to the term “horny” and warn others at the same time.

Hidden agenda

October 31st, 2013
12:04 pm

Bernie, sorry your pathetic generalizations are so hollow. It must be very emotionally disturbing when the truth challenges your warped world view. So why don’t I enjoy myself by doing just that.

I think Bush was a war criminal, a sociopathic liar, and among the worst presidents this country has ever seen. Oh well, there goes that generalization of yours.

As other have said, the Patriot Act was introduced into congress (but one can likely assume that it was written by members of the criminal police state apparatus). It was passed with the support of both parties (but definitely not with the support of greats like Ron Paul), was renewed several times by members of both parties, and implemented and abused by presidents of both parties. Indeed, the problem appears to be with the two major parties and their complete lack of respect for the citizens of this country and our rights, freedoms, and liberties.

Pee Wee

October 31st, 2013
12:08 pm

It’s a bit more tricky on a bycycle.

Bumper

October 31st, 2013
12:09 pm

I’m thinking if we still had drive-in theaters it’d be a lot more than 11%.

bad to the bone

October 31st, 2013
12:09 pm

Guys who prefer politics to sex probably suffer from erectile disfunction.

George Mathis

October 31st, 2013
12:11 pm

Foxbot – If I wrote about everything I found disturbing I’d work even harder than I do now, and it may be physically impossible for one human to crank out two blogs in a day. Food for thought my friend.

bad to the bone

October 31st, 2013
12:11 pm

A bicycle? Try roller skates. They made me leave the rink

knightwriter

October 31st, 2013
12:14 pm

I didn’t read this story, but noticed the headline on the home page. Can the author explain why this is a headline? Why is this even a story? Please give me a good reason to explain to my 13 year-old daughter what this article is about, when she’s trying to use the website for more practical purposes: school research and staying informed. What a joke this paper is, and the moron who wrote the story, and the other moron who decided to publish it.

George Mathis

October 31st, 2013
12:18 pm

It’s a headline because this is a humor blog and I found that statistic funny and wrote about it. Parenting advice is in another blog.

r u serious

October 31st, 2013
12:18 pm

wow, another piece of hard hitting journalism by the esteemed AJC.

George Mathis

October 31st, 2013
12:22 pm

r u serious – I am serious when I repeatedly say “this is a humor blog” and is not intended to be hard-hitting journalism. We serve a variety of content on AJC.com, hopefully you find something else to your liking.

Ghostrider

October 31st, 2013
12:23 pm

I did get a … once while I was driving, but that was about 40 years ago, that’s when bench seats came in handy….Ahhh the good ole days.

Hidden agenda

October 31st, 2013
12:42 pm

Mr. Mathis. While I generally enjoy the headlines for your blog, I feel that they tend to undermine the importance of the other stories you list. Frankly it might be better to just stick with the humor of the headline.

As for the folks who think that those of us who have focused on the political over the sexual, all I can say (as the one who started it) that I don’t have any issues down there, but generally don’t care what people are doing in their cars so long as they don’t threaten my life. And while getting a hummer (or even more involved activities) may or may not threaten me, the criminal actions of my government against me can have profound effects on my life and its healthy continuance whether I am in a car or not.

romeo

October 31st, 2013
12:43 pm

I have only noticed once a young guy getting a BJ while he was stopped at a light.,The first thing I thought about was TREES. I can see me running into a tree no thank you.

DavisJefferson

October 31st, 2013
12:46 pm

What are the other 89% doing? Playing dodgeball from the ones having sex?

Hidden agenda

October 31st, 2013
12:52 pm

As for you, Bernie, maybe you can explain why it is that republicans and democrats frequently defend the criminal, illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional actions of elected officials they personally supported, voted for, etc. by pointing out the equally repugnant actions of “the other guy?” Its as if a sound defense of the mass murders of Stalin would be that Hitler was worse. Sorry your guy got caught, but let’s not forget that when he was running for president, he specifically pointed out Bush’s crimes and said that he would stop them. As quick as his oath was completed, he kicked those same policies into high gear instead.

Reality Check

October 31st, 2013
12:56 pm

I’ve gotten a beej or two.

knightwriter

October 31st, 2013
12:58 pm

Well, then….maybe humor blogs shouldn’t be headlines on the main page, Mathis I found little insight in the explanation you gave. I’m not interested in parenting advice blogs, especially if they’re only meant to be humorous – and I think I’m quite a funny guy. In my opinion this story isn’t even original. The authors of the online survey are the ones who should get all the credit for designing and conducting the survey. Let them blog it themselves. THe AJC is just piggy-backing.

Bearhand

October 31st, 2013
1:07 pm

Twenty years ago I owned a 78 Mustang as a second car. I lent it to a friend, as his car was in the shop. He was driving home on 365 North of Gainesville and the transmission went out on him. He parked it in the grass about five feet off the shoulder just south of the Lula exit and called me the next day letting me know that it was dead in the water. I drove out there with a tow-dolly to pick it up and it was gone. I called the Hall County Sheriff’s department to report it stolen and they informed me that it was not stolen, but had been struck from behind by a truck.

I found out that the young man driving the truck was bringing his girl-friend home from the movies and had apparently stopped by McDonalds on the way home. They claimed that she dropped her french fries on the floorboard at his feet and when she bent over his lap to get them, he drove off the road, into the grass, and into the back of my Mustang. The only person who really believed there were any french fries involved was the girl’s father.

Bernie31

October 31st, 2013
1:20 pm

Hidden agenda @ 12:52 pm – Did you not hear ALL of Howls,screams and Crying done by ALL of the Republicans? Demanding President OBAMA STAY THE COURSE on everything George Bush
started?

President Obama if had the Freedom to make the changes promised would do so in a New York Minute. But with all of the Hand wringing by the Right…what could anyone do?

Scam watcher

October 31st, 2013
1:30 pm

Enter your comments here

Scam watcher

October 31st, 2013
1:31 pm

Another idiot writer who has to have sex in article to get attention.