New Publication in Social Science & Medicine about the Effect of Uber’s Ridehailing Service on Road Accidents


A new study by CSI Director Dave Kirk and collaborators Nicolo Cavalli (Bocconi) and Noli Brazil (UC-Davis) finds countervailing effects of the rollout of Uber’s ridehailing services in the UK. Uber is associated with a 9% decline in serious road accident injuries in the UK. However, that relative improvement is counterbalanced by the fact that there was an increase in slight road accident injuries in London. They found no relationship between the deployment of Uber and road fatalities, a finding consistent with their 2016 study focused on the US.