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SafeRide

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 each weekend of operation (see schedule below).

OU Innovate

SafeRide is a feature in the OU app, OU Innovate: Innovation for the Everyday,
to provide students services at their fingertips. Download the app today and use SafeRide!

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 closed their business at the end of June 2017. 

  2. Airport Express rejoined the SafeRide program on August 3 providing fleet for the on-demand taxi experience.

  3. OU Taxi will continue to operate each weekend of the summer through August 6. 

HOW TO USE SAFERIDE

ON-DEMAND TAXI: Welcome Airport Express of OKC!

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.
  2. Choose the taxi company you wish to use.
  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."

"I See a Cab" - You have a cab stopped or flagged down (hailed).

  1. Select the "I See a Cab" image.
  2. Select the taxi company you're using.
  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, and/or 3.) cancel your current ride and follow directions for "I See a Cab" again.

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 and weather permitting.
  2. ELIGIBILITY:
    • SafeRide is available to OU students on the Norman campus. Eligible students may use their free SafeRide 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 per passenger in the vehicle. 
  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 Airport Express and OU Parking and Transportation Services.
  6. 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. 

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