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Tag: Public Safety

Broke L.A. Cuts Million Dollar Checks to Cops and Firefighters

A little-known pension scheme in the City of Angels lets public safety workers double-dip at the taxpayers’ expense.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE

Dumb Ways to Die

An Australian train company has employed grim humor in a sing-a-long a public service video warning against behaving carelessly in the presence of piranhas, unrefrigerated food and trains.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE

New Mexico Tries Talking Urinals

New Mexico’s transportation department has installed 500 talking deodorizers in urinals around the state in an effort to curb drunk driving. The motion-activated device plays a recorded message that encourages the captive listener to phone a friend or a cab if he has “had one too many.”

Posted on Feb 18, 2007 READ MORE

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