Uber fans rejoice: The popular app-driven ride-sharing service that has taken Pittsburgh and so many other cities by storm has drastically expanded its Pennsylvania service area.
The company, which is testing its driverless car technology in the Golden Triangle, announced this past summer that it was branching out to provide a reliable ride to folks in more Pennsylvania communities, including:
Western Pennsylvania also got some more Uber love, with the company extending service outside Allegheny County to include:
This is welcome news not only for commuters, but for the community as a whole. Why? Because, at least in our view (and studies support it), the availability of safe and reliable transportation options such as ride-sharing services like Uber helps decrease instances of drinking and driving.
According to one study, the number of DUIs in Pennsylvania has dropped 11 percent since Uber debuted in 2013. Another study—this one conducted by Temple University Business School in Philadelphia—indicates that on-demand ride-sharing services could help reduce the rate of drunk driving in Pennsylvania by as much as 3.6 percent.
We think that's huge.
As the holiday season quickly approaches (Halloween is just around the corner, and from there it's a straight shot to Thanksgiving and Christmas), we want to be sure all our friends know about the safe transportation options available to both you and your party guests.
Innocent people are injured and killed every day in the United States in car accidents caused by drinking or drugged drivers.
Our drunk-driving accident injury attorneys have seen it too many times over the last 30 years: One driver's irresponsible decision to drink and drive can lead to an accident that has devastating and sometimes lifelong consequences.
This holiday season, we hope you remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving—and that you call on Uber or another ride-sharing service if you or one of your friends needs a ride home after having a few drinks.
It should go without saying that we also hope you're never involved in a drunk-driving accident. But if you are, we know you're going to have a lot of important questions. We can help. Call Edgar Snyder today for free case review. We're available 24/7—and there's never a fee unless we get money for you.