Mothers Against Drunk Driving not pleased with delays in getting Uber to B.C.
Head of MADD Kamloops, Roxanne Engli says with marijuana legalization looming in the fall, there’s a much greater need for ride sharing services such as Uber to reduce impaired driving.
“We all know that taxi rides are very expensive, and not conductive to a lot of people’s income, and bus service isn’t always that great. Uber is another tried and proven method that works really well. I just feel that in British Columbia, we are really backwards with making the roads safer.”
Engli says B.C is not as prepared as it should be to handle legal cannabis, with the onus on the provincial government.
“MADD has paired with Uber, to make a rideshare, say for people who decide to drink. And that was supposed to be visited by the B.C Government in 2017, and then they said 2018, and now its 2019. So you know, that’s one thing we’re disappointed with.”
Engli adds, the need for ride sharing will be even greater with legal recreational marijuana on the way this fall, something she says raises the potential for more drug impaired drivers on the road.