Talking Urinal Cakes Tell Men Not To Drink And Drive
200 bars in Michigan now have interactive urinal communicators that advise drunk customers to call a cab, hopefully cutting down on DUIs.
In an effort to cut down on drunk driving, 200 bars and restaurants in Michigan now have “talking” urinal cakes (small disinfectant blocks) in their restrooms to encourage patrons to call a cab or a friend if they have had too much to drink. 400 urinal cakes have been distributed by the Office of Highway Safety Planning, a division of the Michigan State Police, who planned and coordinated this federally funded effort in time for July 4th.
This proactive and innovative method of dealing with drunk driving takes advantage of the fact that most people use the restroom before they leave the bar. The Detroit News reports that the interactive urinal communicators, created by Wizmark, feature a print message and a brief motion-activated audio message: