Could Uber Be Reducing DUIs?

July 23, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Emily Badger looked at some data that suggests that Uber might be reducing DUIs:

  • Services such as Uber are particularly popular with younger individuals that are more likely to go to bars.
  • While these individuals could always have taken cabs, there is some evidence that indicates that Uber users aren’t just using it in lieu of cab rides – they’re actively expanding the market for them.
  • Uber claims that its arrival in Seattle helped reduce DUIs by about 10%.
  • Data from San Francisco also indicates that DUIs trended downwards after Uber and other quasi-taxi services were launched.

Read about the caveats of the numbers, the role that the recession might have played in boosting DUIs, and more over here.

Source: The Washington Post