The new designated driver
In Texas, close to 40 percent of traffic fatalities are alcohol related, and nearly 100,000 DUI arrests were made last year. That’s a problem - and Austin is no exception. With unprecedented access to ridesharing, public transportation, taxis, TNCs like Lyft and Uber, and smart phones, all Austinites should be accountable for our impaired driving problem. Through education on these services and the development of new options, Austinites can improve public safety and begin to tame the social stigma of needing a safe ride home.
Watch the live streamed panel discussion on Impaired Driving.
Would love to see ADP control traffic on 7th Street on weekend nights. It's always a hassle trying to cross the street to get back to a vehicle or an Uber / Lyft at 7th & San Jac as drivers…
The metro rapid lines should run until 2:30 am on Thursday-saturday nights. At the very least, there should be a last call bus (or two) for each route.
People drive drunk because they know they will get away with it night after night. Until APD starts throwing a lot more people in jail drunk driving will continue to be the easiest option for most of Austin.
In the last 10 years, the Austin Police Department arrested 64,023 individuals for Driving While Intoxicated. During the same decade, the department investigated 5,868 DWI crashes, of which 195 resulted in death. Sadly, nearly 200 of our neighbors and friends…
Run the CapMetro Flyer buses on the Flyer and Express routes on the weekend. It would lead to a lot less drinking and driving. How about we overlay the DUI arrests on top of where people live as a start…