Study: Uber Doesn't Decrease Drunk-Driving Deaths

Added On July 30, 2016

A new study has recently found that Uber is not decreasing drunk-driving deaths.

Researchers looked at the Drunk-Driving Statistics in the 100 most populated metro areas in the U.S. from 2009 through 2014.

They found that the rise of Uber did not correspond to any decrease in drunk-driving deaths overall or during peak drinking times like weekend nights.

However, Uber insists that its service can help decrease drunk driving.

It regularly references another study that shows a decrease in drunk-driving deaths in California.

The author of the new study said his study used a different set of controls that is "arguably more complete."

The researchers aren't ruling out the idea that ride-hailing companies could have an impact on this matter in the future.