We’re partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to reduce drunk driving, and encourage people to call a designated driver instead of getting behind the wheel.
Every day in the United States 29 people are killed in drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes.
It’s estimated that two-thirds of Americans will be impacted by drunk driving during their lifetimes. And unsurprisingly, many fatal crashes occur on nights and weekends when people are out celebrating. Drunk driving affects everyone who shares the road—but it doesn’t have to.
Services like Uber—where passengers push a button and get a ride in minutes—are helping to curb drunk driving. We’re working with MADD to help end drunk driving and make our roads safer by urging everyone to make Uber their designated driver.
The results of a recent survey conducted by the independent Benenson Group revealed that the availability of on-demand transportation options led people to make better, safer choices.
88% of people 21+ agree that Uber has made it easier to avoid driving after drinking.*
78% of people say that since Uber launched in their city their friends are less likely to drive after drinking.*
57% of people who use transportation network services like Uber agree that without Uber they’d probably drive after drinking more often.*
*Benenson Group survey, December 2014, US
Dallas Uber driver, Gerald Ogden, learned firsthand how one drunk driver can affect a lot of lives.