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Study finds ridesharing linked to sharp decline in DUIs, fewer fatal crashes

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Arrest rates for drunken driving dropped between 15 percent and 62 percent after ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft entered the marketplace, according to a recent study by two college economics professors. The study also found that the number of fatal traffic accidents also decreased by an average of about 6 percent in the months after ride-sharing began service. The frequency of fatal nighttime accidents dropped by about 18 percent. However, there was an uptick in auto thefts. The…

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