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Ride-hailing services may reduce drunk driving, Uber-MADD report says

Ride-hailing services may reduce drunk driving, Uber-MADD report says

Ride-hailing services like Uber, Sidecar and Lyft may be lowering instances of drunk driving, according to a report produced by Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The report focused on some of the company's earliest markets including California, New York and Washington, D.C., comparing alcohol-related crash data from each state's highway patrol for the years 2011 to 2013, which encompasses the year before and the year after UberX entered the markets. In California, drunk-driving crashes fell 6.5% among drivers under 30 in cities where Uber operates in the year after the launch of...

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