Uber can help cities tackle drunk driving
It’s almost Independence Day in the U.S.—a big night for Uber, but sadly also for drunk driving. In 2014, 41% of all traffic deaths over the July 4th weekend were due to drunk driving.
We’ve seen again and again that when people have a reliable way to get home safely at the push of a button — no matter the time or place —they make safer choices. Several studies have found that Uber’s availability in a city has an impact on the rate of drunk driving incidents, including one we released in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD, who introduced the phrase “designated driver” to the American lexicon, has chosen Uber as its official designated driving app.