Male Drinkers Get Lectured by Urinal Cakes
Colorado plants them in bar bathrooms to cut down on drunken driving
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2013 4:30 PM CDT
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(Newser) – They're called "Interactive Urinal Communicators"—talking urinal cakes that Colorado officials hope will curb drunken driving. The state has started putting the cakes in bar bathrooms; when, er, activated, they dish out a safe-driving message, reports the Denver Post. "As soon as you start your business, it plays for 15 seconds, stops, and then is ready to play again for the next person," says a state transportation spokesperson. (You can hear a sample at KUNC.) Generally, the state message has been fine-tuned from the usual "don't drink and drive" to "drink and don't drive," an acknowledgement that people aren't going to stop heading out to bars.

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tommytomthomas
Sep 4, 2013 12:27 AM CDT
How about the urinal cakes showing the blood alcohol level? ...or maybe a comment like "hey bud, any more alcohol and I'm down for the night...jus' sayin'"
westside
Aug 30, 2013 11:09 PM CDT
I'm surprised, i thought for sure this would be a Bloomberg nazi from New York program.
BlaDeBla
Aug 30, 2013 6:00 PM CDT
Simple solution. 1. Take disposable rubber gloves along to bar; 2. Put glove on when entering restroom; 3. Pick up urinal cake with glove; 4. Throw glove and cake in trash; 5. Be carried around bar on patrons' shoulders and receive free drinks; 6. Write memoir and appear on talk shows.