The Rudman Law Group
Call For Free Consultation
561-367-2542

South Florida sees decline in DUI arrests

Florida is a great place to vacation and live. Balmy weather, white-sand beaches and excellent nightlife are just a few of the attractions. Although clubs and bars remain open late, the number of drunk drivers on the road has decreased. But why?

Over the past four years, DUI arrests around South Florida have plummeted. The Miami-Dade police department saw a 65 percent decrease in arrests in 2017. Regardless, there’s no indication that people are going out or drinking less.

Ride-share companies increase in popularity

The apparent decline in drunk driving may correlate with Uber and Lyft gaining popularity. Now more than ever, awareness is high regarding ride-share companies. It’s easy and fairly inexpensive for an individual to open an app on their phone and request a ride home after a few drinks.

Law enforcement is also deserving of credit for proactively enforcing DUI laws and raising awareness of drunk driving consequences. Additionally, cities inhabited by younger generations rely more on public transportation and carpooling.

It seems that drunk driving is no longer appealing to many people, and for good reason.

Many states are seeing positive results in the wake of the ride-sharing trend. Studies, however, are limited and there are currently no numbers to confirm a correlation. Ride-sharing companies continue help nonprofit and other government organizations raise awareness about alternative options for getting home after a night out.

Overall, education, awareness and accessibility play key roles in combatting drunk driving. There’s still work to be done.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

101 Plaza Real South, Suite 214
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Toll Free: 800-481-3829
Phone: 561-367-2542
Fax: 561-208-6083
Boca Raton Law Office Map

Call For Free Consultation

Download The Rudman Law Group App

The Rudman Law Group
In Case of Arrest Get it on Google Play
In Case of Emergency Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store
  • Panic Button

    Securely saving your information, and get legal help at the touch of a button. Whenever, wherever.

  • Submit Documents

    Easily submit documents to Rudman Law. No more fax machine or scanner needed. The app does all the work.

  • Share The App

    With the share feature, you can easily refer the Rudman Law Group to your friends.

Contact Our Palm Beach County Attorneys Now

For aggressive advocacy both in and out of the courtroom, call our firm at 561-367-2542 or 800-481-3829 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also contact us online. We accept all major credit cards.

Free initial consultations | All major credit cards accepted

Email Us For A Response Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy