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Drunk Driving vs.
Ride-Sharing

Paying for an Uber or Lyft


beats the price of a DUI

You've been out all night with friends at a bar or club. Now, you have a decision to make between two options:

Should you try to drive home after drinking, or should you call an Uber or Lyft instead?

If you choose the first option and try to drive home after drinking, you risk seriously injuring others as well as a DUI. The cost could come out to thousands of dollars in fines, legal fees and higher insurance premiums. Your choice may also exact a toll on your employment and education opportunities, your reputation in the community and your relationships with your loved ones.

The cost if you choose the other option and call an Uber or Lyft instead

On average, about $15.

When you compare those costs, the decision should be an easy one to make. The data we have compiled shows that the price you pay for getting into the backseat of an Uber or Lyft beats the price of getting put in the backseat of a police car for a DUI – no matter where you live.

Compare the Average Cost of
Calling a Ridesharing Services Versus the Costs of a DUI

Background Checks

Before they hire an applicant, most employers conduct criminal background checks.

If a felony or misdemeanor DUI conviction shows up in your background, it could cost you a job. With a DUI on your record, you may also miss out on going to the college of your dreams or getting the financial aid you need. Landlords also conduct background checks on prospective tenants.

Current Employment

A DUI arrest may also affect your current job.

Can you really keep a regular work schedule when you have court dates and community service hours? What happens to your job if you go to jail? If you lose your driver's license, you won't be able to drive a company vehicle, either. Many employers simply won't tolerate it.

Auto Insurance Rates

When they decide what to charge in premiums, auto insurance companies assess a driver's risk.

If you get convicted for a DUI, you will quickly go into the "high-risk" category. You could end up paying double or triple insurance rates for the next several years. An insurance company may even terminate your coverage. It could be hard to find a new insurer.

Relationships & Image

A DUI arrest alone could hurt the way co-workers, clients, neighbors and others in your community look at you.

Even if you stay mum about your arrest and try to keep it hidden, word could get out through local media. Regardless of whether you are convicted, gaining back the trust and confidence of others in your community could be an uphill battle.

Family

When you get charged with a DUI, you are not the only one who feels the impact.

Your family members will experience financial stress, as well, if you need to pay court costs, fines and legal fees, or if you can't work and earn income. If you lose your driver's license, they may also face the burden of taking you around town.

Compare the costs and make the right call:

Get a ride and never drink and drive.

This is a project of the Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers of Englander Peebles. We are a personal injury law firm who also serve victims of slip and fall accidents in Fort Lauderdale.

This is a project of the Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers of Englander Peebles. We are a personal injury law firm who also serve victims of slip and fall accidents in Fort Lauderdale.