Quoted from benheck:
The negative stigmata about booze in America is 100% about drinking and driving:
Note how we're 3x worse than Germany. (probably because our country is 10x bigger meaning less public transport and a lot of rural folks getting DUI's)
I think it would be interesting to see a map of the decline of DUI in cities with Uber versus the rural areas.
I think in the USA it is and has always been about an attempt to legislate morality here in the south several states still have "blue" laws that prevent alcohol sales before noon on Sunday.