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2016-07-31

Technology Vs Drunk Driving: The Rise of Uber

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You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone to argue the point that technology’s solutions to problems usually provide much more effective results than state laws do. Case in point? Uber, the ridesharing company. While Todd Coolidge and the staff at Coolidge Law Firm fight to protect your rights when you are facing DUI allegations in Arizona, seemingly no company has done more to prevent those allegations in the first place than rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.

In fact, the organization MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), has named Uber it’s “designated driving app”. Uber recently released new data demonstrating how it has played a role in reducing the “four D’s: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving”. Between 2010 and 2015, DUI arrests have decreased by 32% in Atlanta, Georgia.

Uber has also stated that DUI arrests have decreased by over 10% in Seattle, Washington since the entrance of Uber in the city. This even included the impact of legalizing marijuana in the state. Uber claims that drivers will more often choose safer options like Uber or other ridesharing services when they are affordable, convenient and readily available.

If you are facing DUI allegations in Arizona, be sure to contact Todd Coolidge immediately to make sure that your rights are protected. Our firm recently had the Court of Appeals accept jurisdiction and issue a Memorandum Decision in one of our DUI related cases. Read that blog here to find out about this hard fought victory for our client.

*The information in this blog is for general information purposes only. This blog post should not be taken to constitute a formal recommendation or professional advice. We exclude all representations, warranties, legal liability or responsibility relating to its content.

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (7/22/2016) Jason Tester Guerrilla Futures (Flickr)

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