Uber reduces alcohol-related driving deaths: study
Service's low cost cited as biggest factor in rates of use
Published: August 5, 2015
>> Uber reduces alcohol-related driving deaths: study
The launch of controversial ride-share service Uber in a city results in a decrease in alcohol-related driving deaths, an independent study from Temple University in Philadelphia has found.
The study — to be presented at the Academy of Management conference in Vancouver next week — looked at data from California, beginning in 2009, when the service first launched, through to 2014.
During that period, the study found that fatalities from car accidents where alcohol was a factor decreased. Depending on the city, the decrease ranged from 3.6 per cent to 5.6 per cent.
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