|A private car being used for the Lyft car-sharing program|
We’ve been hearing a lot about ride-sharing companies recently, with the arrival of Uber and Lyft in
Spokane. Companies like these that have civilians renting out the empty seats in their car have been in other communities for a while now, long enough to gauge their impact in some places and one of the conclusions drawn is that there appears to be a reduction in DUI arrests in cities where ride-sharing is an option. In fact, in Philadelphia, the average number of DUIs per month dropped by 11%, mostly in the under-30 age range.
Philly.com has the story. There’s a lot of backstory near the top of the article you can skip to get to the meat about the DUI rates, closer to the bottom.
I am glad to see DUI's prevention in Philly has improved , But I have a hard time believing a Hitch Hiker App would have contributed that much in DUI's ? I do not think if I was intoxicated so much I would need someone to drive me home I would choose a service with no regulation or a business relationship with the City ordinances and codes?