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Law Firm Study Shows DUIs Fell As TNC Use Rose

Posted on September 16, 2016

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- As state lawmakers struggle to define and manage regulations and insurance requirements, prevent redlining, and improve worker and rider protections within the growing transportation network companies (TNCs), it's easy to lose sight of benefits for California motorists. A new Monder Law article examines arrest data from the Department of Motor Vehicles and presents an unbiased analysis of DUI arrest numbers from 2008 -- 2013.

The data shows DUI arrest rates decreased for six consecutive years in a row, and the article explores the relationship between TNCs and reducing the number of impaired drivers. Uber has released several studies claiming it reduces DUI rates, but there are few non-branded studies available.

California is home to Uber, Lyft, and Google headquarters. While San Francisco was the first battleground for TNC regulations early on, ultimately California was friendly to the industry. That progress did not end the state's involvement, as class-action lawsuits and appeals continue to complicate matters. Monder Law Group encourages lawmakers to be an ally and leader to TNCs as the industry grows.

"Now that Google is set to launch Waze Carpool in San Francisco, lawmakers and businesses must not stand in the way of ridesharing companies who can help keep impaired drivers off of the roadways," Attorney Vik Monder said in a press release. "As the technology develops and grows, the ridesharing industry is set to reach the largest segment of the population who are most likely to be arrested."

About Monder Law Group
Monder Law Group of San Diego provides defense strategies and representation for suspects charged with a crime. The firm represents clients in state and federal courts. Established in 2012, the firm is led by San Diego Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Vik Monder. Monder has received recognition and awards for his accomplishments by Avvo, Attorney Magazine, Superlawyers, and more.

Source: PRNewswire press release

Related Topics: drunk driving, drunk passengers, law enforcement, legal issues, passenger safety, research and trends, TNCs, Uber

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