Making Oklahoma Safer

It’s our mission to keep the roads safe in Oklahoma, where there are over 13,000 drunk driving arrest per year. We’ve seen DUI rates decline in Uber cities across the globe and we’re committed to continuing that trend in Oklahoma. 

We’re big believers that if you give people a safe, affordable, and convenient alternative to drinking and driving, fewer people will drive drunk. With reliable options at a variety of different price points, we expect to make a huge impact here. Let’s take a look at some data to understand why.

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A vast majority of DUI fatalities occur at night, and 8pm to midnight is the peak period for alcohol-related incidents. We can compare that to the distribution of Uber Oklahoma’s trip requests over a 24-hour timespan. Two things jump out: Trip requests spike at night, and they spike during the times when alcohol-related incidents are at their highest.

Let’s take a closer look at the weekend data, keeping in mind that bars in Oklahoma City close at 2am. We can see in the chart below that trip requests spiked tremendously between 1am-2am, showing us that users rely on Uber to get them home from the bar safely. Given the late-night reliability, it’s clear that Uber is helping to take drunk drivers off the road.

 

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Safety is Uber’s top priority, and that commitment extends throughout the Oklahoma communities of which we are proud to be a part of. We recently partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and conducted a report that reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives. With Uber, a safe, reliable, hassle-free ride is always a few taps of a smartphone away.

 

 

 

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