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Cheers to the Ridesharing Economy

by Katharine Gammon Brian Hurst

December 30, 2015
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Ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar have arrived in 190 American cities in recent years. But what effect—if any—have these services had on the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians? With so many of us partaking in holiday cheer these days, we took a close look at the available data to see if these services might make our streets safer through the new year.

Could the sharing economy help revelers get home safely, especially in a time of holiday revelry—when accidents involving driver impairment tend to skyrocket? Let’s find out whether we should resolve to rideshare on New Year’s Eve in this infographic powered by Progressive through Data for GOOD.


Preview image via Flickr user Daniel Zimmerman (cc).

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Cheers to the Ridesharing Economy