Uber May Help Cut Drunk-Driving Crashes, But Not Everywhere
Use of ride-sharing services such as Uber has prompted a drop in drunk-driving accidents in some American cities, a new report suggests. But access to smartphone-connected drivers doesn’t uniformly slash booze-related crashes, researchers found.
“Uber seems to affect crashes differently in different cities,” said study author Christopher Morrison. Those differences may depend on specific local characteristics like public transportation, he and his colleagues reported.