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Will Uber/Lyft get rid of drunk driving?

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AnonymousRider
453 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

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    SWesson1852
    27
     4 years ago

    In your dreams buddy. Drunk driving will NOT go away as long as there are drivers on the road.   There will always be drunkards who has impaired judgement making wrong judgements to drive.

    There has always been alternate methods to drunk driving. Like responsibly planning out the night to have a designated driver or taking a taxi to an event.  (or deciding to not drink or drink less)  These are the responsible individuals.

    Unfortunately, there will always be irresponsible individuals.

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    Wes
    1602 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    There's no question that Uber/Lyft has reduced DUI's...  I've searched but never found any solid statistics to support that other than comments such as "DUI's down since Uber arrived"...  I can see from being a driver that the college age crowd "get's it" and those with an education seem to understand that you simply can't risk drinking and driving.  However, there will always be the uneducated, the foolish or those with stubborn determination that just keep doing it until they get caught. 

    With technology being as available as it is today, I feel confident it's only a matter of time until bars will have breath analyzers available for patrons to test themselves before getting in their car and attempting to drive.  If this could be linked to a driving service (Uber//Lyft) it could be an instant HIT - a real win-win for everyone.

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    CWalcutt75
    259 Driver
     4 years ago

    No completely, but they have definitely reduced it. 

    Forget the naysayers.  The use of taxi/uber type services are up.  It's the convenience that made Uber such a disruptor.  Just that fact alone contributed to carving out drunk driving.

    People know drunk driving is dangerous, but they still do it because "it's a pain" to plan, arrange alternate transportation, calling a car, etc.  Now that Uber provides much easier dispatch and affordable rides, it definitely lowered the barrier. Hence reduced drunk driving.

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      ChrisNorway1
      57
       4 years ago

      I don't think anyone is arguing that though.  Look at the question again  It says, "get rid of", meaning entirely. 

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    AsStibelDude
    668 Driver
     4 years ago

    See how many times I've had my car puked on, I'd say it's working.  I am doing my part keeping these drunkasses off the road.

    I am a hero.

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    eForceX77
    113
     4 years ago

    As long as people are driving, there will be drunk driving.  So it's all about the adoption and proliferation of rideshares. 

    In rural areas and suburbs, it'll take longer.  but more rideshares rides are taken, less drunk driving will happen.  I think this is a welcome channge.

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    mboscorelli
    250 Rider
     4 years ago

    I do see what you are asking though.  If it's easy enough and cheap enough, right?  I'd like to think it's already having a positive effect.  It's easier than calling a cab and it's cheaper than calling a cab.  I am sure your people in the city, or even in the suburbs are gobbling it up. 

    I haven't see much stats around it though. I wonder if people are so busy speaking to Uber's evilness that no one cares to spend time looking at the positive effects of  rideshares.

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    ShadyPeteMD
    189 Driver
     4 years ago

    Not sure if it's so specific to Uber or Lyft.  People have spoken about this regarding public transportations and taxis all the time.  They never stopped drunk driving, because...well...people still drive.  

    Autnomous vehicles may do it.

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    If Uber was going to get rid of drunk driving, it would have happened already.  Rideshare helped to slightly reduce the number of DUIs, (10%?) but I doubt it will ever totally eliminate drunk driving. 

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    jonny
    15
     4 years ago

    I think in bigger cities it's harder to say because most people would not drive anyways. If there was no Uber or Lyft they would just hop in a cab instead, and not drive themselves. 

    It's a different story for more remote areas. 

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    ChatswickFan
    264
     4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

    nope.