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SafeRide is now a tAPP away!

The SafeRide program provides safe and free taxi transportation to OU students within the Norman City Limits (as outlined below). Each student receives one free SafeRide every weekend to be used Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
 

OU Innovate

SafeRide has partnered with the newest OU app, OU Innovate: Innovation for the Everyday.

Vouchers will no longer be needed to receive a free and safe ride home at the end of your evening. Your SafeRide will now be available at your fingertips.

Download the OU Innovate app on July 18 to use SafeRide beginning July 21-23. See below for more information and instructions on how to use the innovated SafeRide program.
 

HOW TO USE SAFERIDE

Download OU Innovate

  1. Download the OU Innovate app for iOS and Android phones.

Login

  1. Use your University of Oklahoma username and password to login to the OU Innovate app.
  2. Tap the upper left-hand corner menu. 
  3. On Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., if you're in need of a SafeRide, select the SafeRide option in the menu.

"I Need a Cab"

If you do not currently have a cab stopped (or "hailed), and do not see an available cab (Airport Express or Yellow Cab), then you need to request a cab. 

  1. Select the "I Need a Cab" image on the upper left side of the screen.
  2. Choose the taxi company you wish to use: Airport Express or Yellow Cab.
  3. Select the number of passengers (including yourself) riding in the SafeRide.
  4. Select "Call Cab Company" and inform the dispatcher you need a SafeRide, your name, phone number and location of pickup and destination.
  5. Once your SafeRide arrives, remember to return to the app and ask the driver for a PIN code.
  6. Enter the PIN on the PIN screen.
  7. Once approved, show the confirmation screen to your driver for ride verification. If not approved, try 1.) re-entering the PIN, 2.) letting the driver know the PIN isn't working and ask for another PIN, 3.) make sure you're in the correct taxi you selected, and/or 4.) cancel your current ride and follow directions for "I See a Cab" below.

"I See a Cab"

If you have already stopped (or "hailed") a (Airport Express or Yellow Cab) cab:

  1. Select the "I See a Cab" image on the upper right-hand side of the screen.
  2. Select the taxi company you're using: Airport Express or Yellow Cab.
  3. Select the number of passengers (including yourself) riding in the SafeRide.
  4. Ask the driver for a PIN code.
  5. Enter the PIN on the PIN screen.
  6. Once approved, show the confirmation screen to your driver for ride verification. If not approved, try 1.) re-entering the PIN, 2.) letting the driver know the PIN isn't working and ask for another PIN, 3.) make sure you're in the correct taxi that you selected, and/or 4.) cancel your current ride and follow directions for "I See a Cab" again.

GUIDELINES / RULES

  1. The two vendors servicing the SafeRide program are Airport Express and Yellow Cab. 

  2. Eligible students may use their free SafeRide each weekend on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening when the University is open.

  3. OU students may have friends (students and non-students) ride with them when using their SafeRide; therefore, students riding together only use one SafeRide (PIN) per location destination. 

  4. The SafeRide program operates within the city limits of Norman, OK: not to extend beyond Tecumseh Road on the North, Cedar Lane on the South, West 48th Street, and East 36th Street.

  5. SafeRide operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

  6. It is prohibited to "tip" drivers with unused SafeRides.

  7. It is prohibited for drivers to request "tips" of any kind from SafeRide student users.

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS?

SafeRide Employee


Contact: saferide@ou.edu or 405.325.7433

  • Brynn Daves, Assistant Dean of Students
    (405) 325-3161
    Email Brynn


  • Kasra "George" Ahmadi, Assistant Director for Student Programs
    (405) 325-5471
    Email George