Are Uber & Lyft Really Keeping Drunk Drivers Off the Streets?

Some studies have found positive changes in places after ride apps begin service. A 2018 study out of Western Carolina University analyzed national data and estimated a 0.8 percent decrease in DUI arrests for each additional month after these services are introduced. It also noted a decrease in fatal alcohol-related crashes and an increase in vehicle theft. (The best explanation offered for the bump in larceny is that Uberers leave more cars parked overnight in unsecure locations.) …