Police chief believes drunken driving accidents can be curbed by ride-sharing services

Cheektowaga, New York Police Chief and the state’s Association of Chiefs of Police leader, David Zack, is of the opinion that ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, can help curb drunken driving in the state.

In a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Zack said, “The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police strongly urge you to prioritize, champion, and pass a bill that would allow ridesharing throughout New York State in the next legislative session.”

Zack noted that 51% of all licensed drivers in the state are in upstate New York, along with 65% of alcohol- and drug-impaired arrests and 59% of all deadly and personal injury accidents.

Zack said the percentages are lower in New York City, which caters to many ride sharing and mass transit options which are not available in the upstate.

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