Watch Uber tackle drink driving with a breathalyser ride summoning machine’

Uber has released footage of its work with Breathometer as they attempt to tackle drink driving in Canada outside a nightclub late at night.

The footage reveals what appened when Canadians were able to request safe rides by simply blowing into a breathalyser after a late night at the bar.

The partnership was announced in February in response to a study from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) that found having greater transportation options could help cut out accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.

Breathometer, a company which developed one of the world's first breathometer apps, also integrated Uber in a bid to make it easier for users to get home safely.

Charles Michael Yim, chief executive of Breathometer, said: "Including Uber in the Breathometer app was a simple decision. It was one of the most frequently requested features from our early customers. We have a growing customer base located in rural, suburban and urban environments.

"Having to call a friend or schedule a cab isn’t always an easy choice. Access to a dependable and on-demand ride solution directly from the app for anyone that has been consuming alcohol is critical.”

54 per cent of those who were found to be over the driving limit ordered an Uber lift as a result of the partnership.

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