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Uber and metropolitan traffic fatalities in the United States

Abstract:

Uber and similar rideshare services are rapidly dispersing in cities across the United States and beyond. Given the convenience and low cost, Uber has been characterized as a potential countermeasure for reducing the estimated 121 million episodes of drunk driving and the 10,000 resulting traffic fatalities that occur annually in the United States. We exploit differences in the timing of the deployment of Uber in US metropolitan counties from 2005 to 2014 to test the association between Uber’...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/aje/kww062

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
184
Issue:
3
Pages:
192-198
Publication date:
2016-07-22
Acceptance date:
2017-05-24
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EISSN:
1476-6256
ISSN:
0002-9262
URN:
uuid:32badd01-d89a-4cff-be41-e0ff69e53868
Source identifiers:
623631
Local pid:
pubs:623631

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