We should be doing a better job of tracking the impact ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft are having on drunk driving rates in North Dakota.
We have spent literally decades making various changes and reforms to our traffic laws in an attempt to curve the very real problem with driving under the influence. We’ve done everything from lowering the limit for the amount of booze you can have in your bloodstream and legally drive to upping the severity of the punishments associated with drunk driving.
We have treated drunk driving like a nail, with law enforcement as the hammer, and it hasn’t produced results any of us are very happy with.
There are signs, though, that something outside of law enforcement is having a significant impact on drunk driving rates.