What Makes These Drink Coasters So Special? They Save Lives

A new line of coasters does more than just prevent unsightly moisture stains.

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Walking home in the dark after a night of drinking can be a harrowing experience. Sure, you might be feeling invincible to the world, but the world—particularly the automotive part of it—finds you entirely, tragically vincible. In South Africa’s poorly-lit townships, for example, dozens of pedestrians are estimated to be killed each week as they shamble home from bars, struck by oncoming cars whose drivers are simply unable to see the foot traffic in front of them until it is too late. To help ensure the safety of anyone walking home through dark streets at night, local liquor distributors Edward Snell & Co. Pty Ltd have come up with a deceptively simple solution: Disposable drink coasters.

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