You have to understand why this stretch of Perkins gets a bad rap.
You have the Bquick, which is a centralized location BRPD unofficially uses. Then there are the bars such as the Bulldog and Uncle Earls, as well as popular restaurants. Its a busy stretch because a lot of students / those living on Brightside won't take Lee for similar reasons, so the alternative is to take Perkins to Stanford. Also, there are bars in the not-so-immediate area like The Cove, Fox and Hound, and newly opened Pelican Bar on Corporate. Some drivers will take College to Perkins and drive that stretch.
Ultimately it's because it's a well-traveled part of road during typical bar / going out hours.
This post was edited on 5/9 at 11:31 am