08Dec 2017

Are Apps Like Uber Reducing DUIs?

This is a very interesting question and one that has prompted many cities and states to do some research. The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a study examining the effects of ride-sharing apps like Uber on the incidence of drunk driving and it came to some interesting conclusions.

One conclusion the study came to was obvious. The more a city puts out in its media that it targets drunk drivers, the more likely people are to use ride-sharing apps and are more likely to refrain from driving under the influence. Another interesting conclusion was found. In cities where parking is tight, people were much more likely to use Uber regardless of their state of intoxication, which inadvertently makes it look like ride-sharing apps were reducing DUIs when it was really lack of parking. Should we close our parking garages after 9 PM? Interesting thought!

If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.