Wednesday, September 30, 2020
After a night out of drinking with friends at a bar or club, there are two options people face: driving under the influence or call an Uber or Lyft instead. Drivers who choose the first option and try to drive home after drinking risk seriously injuring others as well as receiving a DUI. The cost could come out to thousands of dollars in fines, legal fees, higher insurance premiums, possibly losing your employment/ education opportunities, your reputation in the community, and your relationships with your loved ones. Choosing the other second option by calling an Uber or Lyft instead costs on average around $15. When comparing those costs, the decision should be an easy one to make.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 78% of people agree that their friends are less likely to drive drunk with options like Uber. They also reported a 7% decrease, roughly of drunk driving in cities with rideshare options.
The price for getting into the backseat of a rideshare or taxi beats the price of getting put in the backseat of a police car for a DUI. Just remember, get a ride and never drink and drive.