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The most significant increase in accidents since the introduction of ride-hailing services in 2011 occurred in larger cities, says research from the University of Chicago Booth Business School . (Photo: Uber) The most significant increase in accidents since the introduction of ride-hailing services occurred in larger cities, says research from the University of Chicago Booth Business School. (Photo: Uber)

From 2012 to 2017, impaired driving convictions fell 34% in Georgia. Is it a coincidence that Uber entered the Atlanta area in 2012 and Lyft in 2013? California experienced similar improvements, with DUI arrests declining 32% in San Diego, 28% in San Jose, 26% in Sacramento and 14% in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco-Oakland are over a two-year period after ride-sharing services were introduced to the cities.

Law enforcement around the country credit ride-hailing services for keeping more impaired drivers off the road, but has that made our roads safer?

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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