In their continuing efforts to get the word out that drunk driving won't be tolerated, Nassau Country police have initiated a pilot program featuring talking urinals, WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reports.
The Wizmark Urinal Communicator is a plastic cover that that rests just above the urinal's drain. It boasts a 3.5-inch plastic screen that displays lenticular images -- digital files that have been specially prepared and then printed onto the back of a thin transparent lens material.
According to its manufacturer, "The device automatically recognizes the presence of a 'Visitor' and after a brief delay allowing the viewer to get properly positioned, proceeds to emit a very audible pre-recorded 15 second message stating "Hey you Yea You, having a few drinks? Then listen up!
"Think you had one to many then it's time to call a cab or call a sober friend for a ride home. It sure is safer and a hell of a lot cheaper than a DWI. Make the smart choice tonight, don't drink and drive," the message continues.
Sometimes it is hard enough relaxing to pee when other folks are present. How the hell are you supposed to do that when the damn urinal is talking to you. Besides, last time I checked, DWI wasn't just a male issue. So, what goes into the women's facilities? Remember, don't eat the white mint.