Police Ramp Up 4th of July Road Patrols – Drinkers to Get Driving Safety Tips From “Talking Urinal Cakes.”

By PEG MCNICHOL – The Holland Sentinel

Posted Jul 03, 2012 @ 08:47 AM

The newest weapon in the fight to reduce drunken driving deaths is almost impossibly humorous: A palm-sized audio device for men’s urinals, reminding them to call a cab or friend for rides if they are too drunk to drive — and to wash their hands.

One drunken driving death is too many, said Ottawa County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Kempker, whose specialties including accident reconstruction.

Holland Public Safety Chief Matt Messer was among law enforcement officials at a Monday unveiling of the talking urinal cake at Goog’s Pub and Grub, 667 Hastings Ave. Goog’s is one of 10 Ottawa county restaurants participating in the joint effort by Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, law enforcement agencies and restaurants in Wayne, Bay, Ottawa and Delta counties.

Other restaurants are Butch’s Dry Dock and Shooters Bar and Grill in Holland; Alaskan Pipeline in West Olive; Grand Haven bars Driftwood Inn and Sports-Mann; and three in Spring Lake: Stan’s Bar, Seven Steps up and Old Boy’s Brewhouse. Sand Bar in Saugatuck is the only Allegan County restaurant participating.

Goog’s owner Brad White said there was no question about helping in the effort.

“I’d do anything to help out that brings people’s attention to safe and responsible drinking and driving,” he said.

Read the Rest of the Story Here: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1880834598/Drinkers-to-get-driving-safety-tips-from-talking-urinal-cakes

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