Don’t Rely on Luck: Celebrate Safely This St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to explore and enjoy local hotspots with good friends. When the festivities come to a close, the availability and affordability of transportation options is an important alternative to drunk driving.
In order to show how much Uber’s entry in markets has reduced local drunk driving, our team built a simple econometric model that uses publicly available data and looked at Seattle as an example city with the most readily available data. Every city differs, but we find that this research strongly suggests that there is a relationship between people’s decision to drink and drive and increased transit options. We estimate that the entrance of Uber in Seattle caused the number of arrests for DUI to decrease by more than 10%.
Another recent report we conducted in partnership with MADD reveals that when empowered with more options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives. While we’ve still got a lot of work to do, we’re making progress together toward the goal of reliable rides and safer roads for everyone.
Whether you’re indulging in green beer or Irish car bombs, we urge everyone to celebrate safely. When you’re done celebrating, Uber will be there to help you get home.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.