Toy Helps Preoccupy Uber Passengers

Jan 27, 2016
Originally published on January 27, 2016 10:54 am
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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with help for Uber drivers. It's a way to distract a distracting passenger. Drivers in Charlotte are equipped with a kid's toy called Bop It. It's a test of reflexes. You're supposed to press buttons when the toy tells you. It's considered a great diversion, which keeps drunk passengers from bothering the driver. Now the driver just has the problem of having to listen to the game.

(SOUNDBITE OF GAME NOISES)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Bop it. Twist it. Shake it. Flick it.

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