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More automobile deaths than in years prior - is this Uber/Lyft's fault?

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revoconto
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 Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

A new study from University of Chicago and Rice University researchers shows an uptick in fatal car crashes after Uber and Lyft launched in a city.

Apparently the uptick in traffic/cars on the road is the main culprit.

https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-lyft-ride-hailing-increases-fatal-car-accidents-new-research-shows-2018-10

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    I believe it.  Uber and Lyft put tens of thousands of new cars on the road, and have them mindlessly run around town chasing fares.  It's inevitable that more cars = more accidents. 

    Cities need to follow NYC and cap the number of rideshare drivers. 

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      momof4
      8199 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      Totally agree RedANT.

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    drivenmad
    134
     3 years ago

    Seems that way.