Uber Boasts About Lowering Drunk Driving Stats
Just in time for the Super Bowl, ride-sharing company Uber released a survey claiming its service lowers drunk driving rates.By Ben Lawson | February 1, 2015
Uber is using the Super Bowl for some much-needed public relations.
The company released the results of a poll suggesting its service has led to fewer instances of drunk driving, and releasing that data during the run-up to the Super Bowl is no coincidence. (Video via Uber)
Uber had a string of bad press in 2014: from rape allegations against a driver in India, to criticisms of its surge pricing policy during crises like blizzards and the hostage situation in Sydney, to a suggestion from an executive that the company should run a smear campaign against certain journalists.