Edinburgh agrees with London: Better to Swallow than Spit

In order to reduce the high incidence of subway employees being spat upon, at the rate of 100 cases per year apparently, London authorities last year turned to simple DNA kits containing latex gloves, swabs, and an evidence bag. Bus drivers and now traffic wardens of Edinburgh, Scotland have also taken up the DNA kits to deal with their own spitting menace.

London Underground introduces DNA testing kits to staff. Press release of the London Underground. August  15, 2003.

John Innes. DNA kits to combat spitting menace. The Scotsman. April 21, 2004.

Alastair Dalton. Traffic wardens to be given DNA ’spit’ kits. The Scotsman. August 14, 2004.

(Thanks to reader Peter for the pointer)


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