Choose Ridesharing for Safer Roads
On top of the many reasons why ridesharing services are a modern day necessity for individuals, we must also evaluate the impact they have on local communities.
Let’s consider of all the ways our mothers warned us when we got our driver’s licenses. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t text and drive. Be aware of your surroundings.
All of these concerns are incredibly valid.
Did you know that 20+ people die every day as a result of alcohol-related car crashes in the United States alone? The National Safety Council estimated that 40,000 people died in 2017 alone.
Did you know that 17% of teen drivers that were involved in accidents in 2014 were illegally intoxicated, and 90% of all teen drivers are aware of the dangers of texting and driving, and yet don’t seem to care?
Did you know that upwards of 700 children under 12 years old were victims of car crashes in 2016 alone?
The New York Times reported that over 80% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. That means 80% of people drive to and from their daily activities through traffic jams, are subjected to unnecessary harm, and have to handle all of the stress of being away from their families during those grueling commute times.
The US Census Bureau estimated that 85.4% of the 150 million US-based workers commute to work from the suburbs. This is particularly worrisome because studies have shown that car-related fatalities in Chicagoland vs. the inner city were a whopping 3 to 1 during in 2015.
Is there a solution to these needless accidents?
According to Experian, most families in America have two cars. Two vehicles that can potentially be subject to or cause an accident.
Public transit, including rideshare programs, are the catch-all answer to many safety issues in our communities. Car/ridesharing on a regular basis replaced a second car for most families that had the option.
Using a ridesharing company is safer for everyone on the road because the drivers are liable. Their jobs are on the line, and most companies out there evaluate their drivers based on a customer rating system.
But Global Sedan goes above and beyond by only hiring the best of the best.
Every candidate that applies to become a driver goes through an intensive background and DMV check. So you know we are the safest rideshare on the road!
Click here to read up on our safety standards!