Attorney Paul Tafelski comments on an article in www.Entrepreneur.com about a research claiming the UBER services lead to decrease in DUI deaths.
We recommend that clients place the Uber app or some similar serve on their phones. It is clear that the cost both psychologically, financially and professionally is high for anyone convicted of a DUI. Making it as easy as possible to use alternative transportation to get home is going to result in a cost savings in the long run if you were to ever get busted. A single arrest and conviction can exceed $8000 in costs when legal fees, court fines, driver responsibility fees and higher insurance premiums are factored in. These numbers do not consider the possibility of jail time or loss of employment if your case is more serious or if someone is injured. Avoiding a single DUI will more than pay for UBER for many years. When you know you will be drinking more than a couple drinks you should consider taking UBER to your destination and that way you will have no choice but to take it home as well. The article above focuses on saving lives which is great but there are many other reasons as well to consider a ride service.