Uber & Lyft Set to “Suspend” Operations in CA; Senior Citizens, Working Poor, and Chronically Ill Will Be Hit Hardest
In Georgia, while prosecutors pursued DUI convictions “with the same frequency” as they did before Uber and Lyft entered the market, convictions dropped 34 percent during that time period:
During the five-year period between 2007 and 2012, Georgia DUI convictions dropped by 16 percent. The following five years, from 2012 to 2017, impaired driving convictions fell by over 34 percent — a decrease of almost 12,000 convictions. What’s behind this significant decline? In Cobb County, Assistant Solicitor General Steven Ellis believes that “we have fewer impaired drivers on the road because of ride-share services.” Indeed, Uber expanded into Atlanta in 2012 and Lyft in 2013. Ever since these two services entered the Georgia market, DUI convictions have declined at around twice the previous pace.