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Analysis of the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Motor Vehicles Crashes in Madrid

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Department of Civil Engineering and University Institute of the Water and the Environmental Sciences, University of Alicante, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
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Department of Transport Engineering, Regional and Urban Planning, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Tourism and Transport Departments, University of Alicante, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
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Academic Editor: Michele Ottomanelli
Sustainability 2021, 13(11), 5855; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13115855
Received: 15 April 2021 / Revised: 20 May 2021 / Accepted: 20 May 2021 / Published: 23 May 2021
In most cities, discretionary passenger transport by car is predominantly supplied by taxi services. These services face competition from new digital platforms (UBER, Cabify, etc.) that connect users with the services offered by authorized drivers with a license for rented vehicles with drivers (VTC). However, very little is known about the impacts that these services produce in cities where they operate. So far, most studies on this issue have focused on cities of the United States of America, and they broadly found a positive impact in terms of road safety. Road safety has become one of the priority focuses for ensuring social welfare, to the point of being integrated into the Sustainable Development Goals as a primary value to achieve sustainable, safe and responsible mobility. Within this context, the objective of this paper is to analyze the impact of ride-hailing platforms on the frequency of traffic accidents with at least one fatally or seriously injured person in the municipality of Madrid from 2014 to 2018. To do this, a regression analysis has been carried out using a random effects negative binomial regression (RENB). The results of the model show that Uber and Cabify services are associated with a decrease in fatal and serious accidents in Madrid. View Full-Text
Keywords: ride-hailing; killed or several injures; drunk driving; traffic fatalities; Uber; Cabify ride-hailing; killed or several injures; drunk driving; traffic fatalities; Uber; Cabify
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Flor, M.; Ortuño, A.; Guirao, B.; Casares, J. Analysis of the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Motor Vehicles Crashes in Madrid. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5855. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13115855

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Flor M, Ortuño A, Guirao B, Casares J. Analysis of the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Motor Vehicles Crashes in Madrid. Sustainability. 2021; 13(11):5855. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13115855

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Flor, María, Armando Ortuño, Begoña Guirao, and Jairo Casares. 2021. "Analysis of the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Motor Vehicles Crashes in Madrid" Sustainability 13, no. 11: 5855. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13115855

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