Can driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol be a thing of the past? We think so, and we’re committed to doing whatever it takes to make it a reality.
Driving under the influence affects everyone on the road and is 100% preventable. When people have a safe, reliable way to get home, no matter the time or place, they make better choices and we all win. Join us in the fight against driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Together we can create safer cities.
Alcohol-related crashes affect the majority of us. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2 out of 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Drinking and driving is one of the main causes of road crashes worldwide. We believe that if people have more options for getting around after drinking, they’re empowered to make better choices.
Uber and MADD team up to get you home safe
Uber and MADD are working together to help save lives by encouraging people to leave the keys at home and take a ride on the safe side as a #DesignatedRider.
Uber helps make nights out with friends safer in Australia
Uber teamed up with DrinkWise to make it easy to leave if your friends want to keep drinking but you don’t. Based on the insight that people often feel compelled by their friends, against their better judgment, to keep drinking, Ghost with Uber lets you request a ride—then share your status with your friends once you’re safely on your way home.
Data-driven solutions to make drinking and driving a thing of the past
Uber continues to explore the ways in which people use ridesharing as a transportation mode during at-risk times and in certain locations. One way we’re doing this is by looking at our trip data in combination with public records in select cities. We’ve seen that Uber is being used in these times and places and is available as an option to help people make the safe choice—the choice not to drink and drive.
Safe ways home
Providing a safe way home when and where people need it most
San Francisco: Uber trips are just where drivers under the influence need them
In 2017, the San Francisco Police Department made 285 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; tragically, 30 of these incidents resulted in injury. As the map shows, every one of these arrests happened in an area where the typical ride through Uber was less than 5 minutes away and could have been an alternative for these drivers.