Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving encourage you to help save lives this holiday season by pledging not to drink and drive.
In Pennsylvania, alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths exceed the national average by 24%. In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, we set up our Uber breathalyzer kiosk in Manayunk on Thanksgiving Eve — a night when people around the country enjoy catching up with old friends and hitting the town’s haunts.
Each and every day, Uber works tirelessly to connect you to safe, reliable rides, using technology that enables us to focus on safety before, during, and after a trip. And this Halloween, it’s no different.
Drunk driving is a serious problem throughout the United States, and that is particularly true in Pennsylvania, which is the fourth-highest state for DUI fatalities even though its population is only sixth-highest in the country. Last month, Pittsburgh resident and blogger Nate Good caught our eye when he posted an analysis of drunk driving in the Philadelphia area, which demonstrated that DUI rates have fallen in the city since Uber’s arrival. We dove deeper into the research to present some surprising statistics.