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SafeRide was created in 2004 during the implementation of the Student Alcohol Policy to discourage drinking and driving. The program provides safe and free transportation to OU students within the Norman city limits (as outlined below), no questions asked. Each student receives one free, on-demand taxi SafeRide and unlimited rides on the SafeRide bus each weekend of operation (see schedule below).

OU Innovate

SafeRide has partnered with the newest OU app, 
OU Innovate: Innovation for the Everyday,
to provide students services at their fingertips. 

Download the app today!

SafeRide operates every weekend from
10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUMMER INFORMATION

Summer Announcements
  1. Yellow Cab of Norman has informed the SafeRide program that they will be closing their business at the end of June 2017. Their last evening to operate with the SafeRide program will be the evening of Friday, June 30.

  2. The SafeRide bus will operate through Saturday, June 24, 2017 during the summer.

  3. OU Taxi will continue to operate each weekend of the summer. Contact OU Taxi through the OU Innovate app.

HOW TO USE SAFERIDE

1.) ON-DEMAND TAXI

Download & Login

SafeRide Taxi
  1. Download the OU Innovate app for iOS and Android phones. 
  2. Use your University of Oklahoma username and password to login to the OU Innovate app.
  3. Tap the upper left-hand corner menu.
  4. 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 have a cab stopped (or "hailed"), 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: OU Taxi is the current vendor.
  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, and/or 3.) cancel your current ride and follow directions for "I See a Cab."

2.) BUS ROUTE (Operating through June 24 for the summer.)

"Ride the Loop"

SafeRide Bus

OU students have unlimited rides on the SafeRide bus to "Ride the Loop" during operation hours. It's easy. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download OU Innovate and login, 
  2. Choose SafeRide from the menu,
  3. Click on the bus option, 
  4. Go to the nearest bus stop, 
  5. When the bus arrives and before boarding, enter the PIN from the marquee located on the side of the bus, and
  6. Present the confirmation screen to the driver as you board.  

The bus allows students to have up to three guests (OU and/or non-OU) ride with them.

UNIVERSITY LOOP BUS STOP LOCATIONS:

RES HALLS 108 
Asp / 3rd St.

TRADITIONS E. / KRAETLLI 
233 
Asp St. South

LlLOYD NOBLE CENTER

TRADITIONS W. 
264 
Imhoff / Chautauqua St.

SOUTH GREEK 
100 
Elm / Delta

NORTH GREEK 104 
Elm / Brooks St.

CAMPUS CORNER 165 

University / Boyd St.

MAIN ST. 265
Main St. / James Garner

HEADINGTON 263 
Jenkins / Lindsey St.

GUIDELINES / RULES

  1. OPERATION HOURS: 
    • SafeRide operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. when OU is open.
  2. ELIGIBILITY:
    • SafeRide is available to full-time students on the Norman campus. Eligible students may use their free SafeRide or ride the bus loop unlimitedly each weekend on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening when the University is open.
  3. STUDENT GUESTS:
    • OU students may have as many guests (OU and/or non-OU) ride with them to their destination as the on-demand taxi can legally accommodate. REMINDER: SafeRides are used per destination, not by how many riders are in the vehicle. When riding the SafeRide bus loop, students may have up to three guests (OU and/or non-OU) ride with them each time.  
  4. BOUNDARIES:
    • 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. VENDORS: 
    • SafeRide is partnered with OU Parking and Transportation Services .
  6. TIPS & SOLICITATION:
    • It is prohibited to "tip" drivers with unused SafeRides. Further, please let the SafeRide program know if your driver is soliciting unused SafeRides.
  7. VALUE:
    • Multiple riders may be transported to the same destination via the on-demand taxi for the "cost" of one SafeRide. Rides are "charged" per destination, not by the number of riders. The SafeRide bus has no limit to how many times a student (and guests) rides it each weekend.

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS?

SafeRide Employee



Contact: saferide@ou.edu or 405.325.7433

Brynn Daves
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
and Assistant Dean of Students
(405) 325-3161
Email Brynn


Kasra "George" Ahmadi
Assistant Director for Student Programs
and Student Government Association Adviser
(405) 325-5471
Email George