Numbers say services like Uber and Lyft aren’t helping to curb drunk driving in Kansas City, MO

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft and transportation options like the streetcar were expected to reduce drunk driving in Kansas City, Missouri. But statistics say that hasn’t happened, and the Kansas City Police Department’s DUI unit believes drivers may actually be drinking even more.

KCPD Sgt. Christopher Bentch began leading the DUI squad right as Uber and Lyft arrived in Kansas City in 2014.

“The initial reaction was that was a good thing, because the theory was that it’s going to cut down on drunk driving,” Bentch said.