Maryland residents have probably heard of car-sharing services like Uber whether a program like this operates in their area or not, but findings from Temple University indicate that there are good reasons for cities to keep using and to expand services like those offered by Uber. Researchers looked at data from California between 2009 and 2014 and found that Uber and other car-sharing services reduced the number of drunk driving homicides.
New technology that was introduced at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conference could help to put an end to drunk driving. The technology would be available as a safety option in new vehicles. It would measure a driver's blood alcohol concentration using either an infrared light or a breath test. Either method would take less than one second to complete, which wouldn't slow down sober Maryland drivers.