Canadians Prefer Driving to Sex
According to the Toronto Star, 2 percent of the country’s population would rather give up sex and only one percent chose driving as the thing they could live without, while 36 percent of those questioned would ditch junk food and 14 percent would go without coffee.
The poll, which was conducted by the World Wildlife Fund, was aimed at determining people to consider the environmental and financial benefits of using the public transport network instead of personal cars.
“It confirms that Canadians have a deep-seated attachment to our cars,” Josh Laughren, WWF director of communications, was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source. “Cars aren’t just a method of transportation. They’re a place of comfort. For men, in particular, it’s an expression of our personality.”
The study also showed that 30 percent of the participants choose to drive even for short distances which could be traveled by foot or bike. However, 79 percent of the respondents claimed that they were concerned about the personal transportation’s impact on the environment.
“We’re not saying people should give up the car entirely. That may not be feasible,” Laughren added. “But while it might seem easier to take my car to work, it may be better for me and my pocketbook and my stress levels and my quality of life to take transit.”