For better or worse, transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft have transformed how people get around in urban areas in the U.S. The worse portion comes mostly from Uber’s near-constant controversy and the way TNCs have decimated the livelihood of taxi and limo drivers — and even driven some to suicide.
The better part is they give people a better and cheaper option than taxis. Now there’s evidence that TNCs are putting a dent in drunk driving, thanks to people using Uber and Lyft when they’re out partying.
According to the Miami Herald, the City of Miami’s police reported a 31 percent decrease in DUI arrests over the past four years, while the Miami-Dade police department said arrests were down a whopping 65 percent in the same period. The county police added that more than 1,500 people each year