If You’re Drunk And Taking An Uber, Get Ready To Play Bop It
Uber has been very good about encouraging people not to drink and drive, even though drunk people aren’t always the best passengers. But it seems that the ride-share company is working on solving that problem too, with the help of the noisy ’90s toy Bop-It.
Uber is currently testing this strategy in Charlotte, North Carolina, sending a message to over-served individuals that if they act like children, they’ll be treated like them. With drunken assaults on drivers on the rise, the Bop-It essentially gives wasted passengers something harmless (and fun!) to hit.
“An intoxicated rider who is engaged in something interesting is less likely to be irritable and aiming aggression at the driver,” Uber’s chief security officer Joe Sullivan told The Guardian. Now they can aim it at a game meant for children.
That’s good news, but drivers may want to ask if passengers are prone to car sickness prior to giving them a Bop-It. You don’t want to turn one drunk problem into another that you have to clean off your backseat.