As California residents know, drunk driving causes many accidents each year. There are alternatives to driving drunk such as taking a taxi or using a car share service such as Uber that might get more drunk drivers off the road and home safely. A study conducted by Temple University points out car sharing advantages to reduce drunk driving incidents.
According to the five-year study, the use of car sharing decreased fatal motor vehicle accidents associated with alcohol by 3.6 percent to 5.6 percent. The researchers think that of the 13,000 deaths per year attributed to motor vehicle accidents where alcohol consumption played a role, 500 lives might be saved annually using car sharing.