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UBERING UNDER THE INFLUENCE The Impact of Ridesharing on Drunk Driving

  title={UBERING UNDER THE INFLUENCE The Impact of Ridesharing on Drunk Driving},
  author={Saul Downie},
This essay uses a unique dataset detailing the number of hourly UberX rides since Uber market entry in fifteen counties throughout Illinois, employing a difference-in-differences design to estimate the impact of Uber on drunk driving, as represented by total DUIs and DUIs per capita. I find that Uber market entry has a moderately significant impact on reducing drunk driving, preventing approximately 3-11 DUIs in absolute terms, and preventing about 3 DUIs per 100,000 county residents in per… Expand

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