Bathroom modesty does not seem to be an Italian male issue. We noticed this on previous trips to
The men are also taught this at an early age as we frequently will notice a car along the highway and mom or dad is out there with the young son holding his pants down so junior can take a leak. Not behind a car door or in the bushes off the road but next to the car in full view of people passing by.
One of those quirks that makes
This is not uncommon in Norway either. :) Maybe not so much on the highway, but atleast on country roads...
Forty years ago, and more, you saw it frequently in the USA on country highways. My guess is, the advent of interstates and proliferation of restrooms made it unnecessary.
Country roads and where there are no restrooms I understand but this is common along the toll roads in Italy.
We have even seen buses along the A1 stopped with men lined up along the side of the road.
My wife complains that this is no fair as women do not have this option so easily available.
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