As Austin Struggles To Understand Life Without Uber & Lyft, DUI Arrests On The Rise

People are so desperate for rides that they’re seriously trying to recreate the Lyft/Uber experience by using a Facebook group where people can post their location, negotiate a fee, and have someone pick them up (something that seems a lot more dangerous than typical Uber/Lyft). DUI (driving under the influence) arrests have gone up by 7.5% compared to the previous year.  This does not mean that Uber/Lyft leaving is absolutely the cause, as there may be lots of other factors. But the anecdotal evidence certainly suggests it’s having an impact.