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    Man About Town eff-J's Avatar
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    Drunk Driving Service?

    No, not a service where drunks drive, but a service that drives those who are drunks.

    My bro-in-law told me about this yesterday. Apparently, they're the big thing around the bars in Louisville. These guys wander around with folding motorscooters. If you've had to much to drink, they will (for a fee, naturally) toss the scooter in your trunk, drive you home in your own car, then take the scooter out and go on their way. Much better than calling a taxi, since you don't then have to get a ride back to your car the next day.

    Anyone else hear about this? Seems like, in cities without a lot of sprawl (where it wouldn't take you an hour to get back downtown after dropping someone off) a folding bicycle would do the job just as nicely.

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    Senior Member af895's Avatar
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    Frickin' brilliant. I knew I picked up that junk folder and a chainsaw-motor for a reason.

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    You know you want to. Eatadonut's Avatar
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    I did something like that on my campus a couple semesters ago. I found that I was spending way too much time with drunk people, and so I discovered that if I charged them a slurpee, or breakfast the next morning (i'm a college student. money is so much less important than food.), i could easily make both our lives better by driving them home in their cars. Of course, it meant I had to walk home, but it was never more than a mile walk, and it's not exactly a dangerous city, even in the middle of the night
    Weather today: Hot. Humid. Potholes.

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    There on the up here in London - a company called "Scooterman" is doing it properly (insurance being the big deal here in the UK) They seem to mainly use those mini motorbikes called "monkeybikes" that seem to take an age to dissassemble at the pickup point. London is pretty massive though - a folder would be cool but a trip out to the outer reaches of the south would take too long for most punters on a pushbike...

    http://www.scooterman.co.uk/

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    Habit is a great deadener
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    i've seen signs for this in vancouver too

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