Study Finds Uber Has Not Reduced Drunk Driving Fatalities

Since the popular ridesharing company was founded in 2009, Uber has promoted itself as an ideal solution to drunk driving in cities. In one city in Russia, Uber is even handing out business cards that let bar patrons self-administer blood alcohol tests. On paper, offering an affordable, convenient ridesharing service really does seem like an… Read more »

Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Faces Stiff Opposition

According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use was involved in roughly 26 percent of all the motor vehicle accidents that occurred on America’s roads in 2013. Some studies have found that driving while distracted by a mobile device can actually be more dangerous than driving drunk. As distracted driving has become an increasingly… Read more »

Uber Rolls Out a Novel Approach to Drunk Driving Prevention

The people of Russia are known for their practical, no-nonsense approach to problem solving. Maybe that’s why popular ridesharing company Uber chose the Russian city of Yekaterinburg as their test market for a tool designed to target customers who might be too drunk to drive on their own. Last month, Uber representatives began handing out… Read more »

Mobile Device Distractions Becoming More Deadly

Deaths on the highways around the country have increased in the past several months. Many would be quick to begin to blame DWI drivers for these deaths, however data shows many of these deaths are caused by drivers talking on mobile phones, texting, surfing the web, and browsing Facebook. This epidemic is growing rapidly and… Read more »

Research Firm Ranks States by DUI Leniency

Earlier this month, personal finance website and research group WalletHub published a study that ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia according to how strict or lenient they are in pursuing DUI (or DWI, in states like Texas) convictions. The authors of the study ranked states based on a number of metrics… Read more »