When A Bar Urinal Is Smarter Than Its Patrons
from the IP-Freely dept
In New York City, taxicabs have devices that play recorded messages from famous New Yorkers imploring passengers to put their seatbelts on when they enter. Now, out on Long Island, police are looking to one-up the big city by installing talking urinal cake holders that play an anti-drunk driving message. The devices are being given for free to bars, paid for by drunk-driving fines, and are made by a company called -- we swear -- "Wizmark". While these devices are amusing, they'd be far more useful if they could test users' blood-alcohol level, then play a message accordingly. After all, anything that removes people having to think for themselves will make us all safer, right? Long Island drunks could simply fill up at a bar, then go get in their cars that won't let them speed and get home safely.