Uber’s reputation declines as the media spotlights recent incidents involving Uber drivers.

Studies across the country have shown that drunk driving has significantly decreased in cities where Uber is offered. The fear of law enforcement agencies everywhere is that with the use of Uber declining, drunk driving will increase and perhaps return to its previous highs.

The law in Michigan is tough on drunk drivers.

Anyone charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), also known as driving under the influence (DUI), should consider the serious consequences that can result from a DUI conviction. Incarceration, thousands of dollars in fines and costs, extended probation with mandatory alcohol and drug testing, suspended or restricted driving privileges and sky rocketing insurance rates are only some of the realities those charged with a charge of DUI face following conviction.

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies more than ever when it comes to making smart decisions about drinking and driving. Being prepared by installing a designated driver app to your mobile device is one of the resourceful means of prevention.

Uber is not the only choice for designated driver apps. The following are other designated driver apps that may be useful:


NHTSA’s new SaferRide app will help keep drunk drivers off our roads by allowing users to call a taxi or a friend and by identifying their location so they can be picked up.

Get the app at Google Play here

Get the app at ITunes here


The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone.

Get the app at Google Play here

Get the app at Itunes here


Choose your location, book your cab, and pay only the typical taxi fare – it’s that easy. It’s hailing a cab, reinvented.

Get the app at Google Play here

Get the app at Itunes here

When considering the cost of hiring designated drivers to insure your safe ride home, remember that a charge of drunk driving can result in thousands of dollars in court costs and fines. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact Michigan’s top DUI defense attorney at (855) 666-1600 for a free initial consultation.

Disclaimer: The companies listed on this site are not affiliated with Duke Law Group and Duke Law Group does not endorse their services.

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