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OU SafeRide

Ten to Three, Lose the Key

Ten to Three, Lose the Key

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 two free, on-demand taxi SafeRides each weekend of operation (see schedule below).

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

Find SafeRide within the OU Innovate App

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!

FREE Airport Transportation for OU Students

Free Airport Transportation for students




Students must register on OrgSync in order to use the free service. Transportation will be provided by SafeRide's vendor, Airport Express of Oklahoma City.





TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21:

  • Students traveling to Will Rogers World Airport will be picked-up at the Lloyd Noble Center (LNC) bus shuttle depot located on the north side of the Lloyd Noble Center.
  • Duration of trip is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Students may leave personal vehicles in the northeast area of the Lloyd Noble Center parking lot at no charge and at their own risk.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to selected pick-up time as Airport Express van/bus will depart LNC at the listed "pick-up " time. (Ex: 11:00 a.m. pick-up time will leave at 11:00 a.m. from the LNC. Please arrive at 10:45 a.m.)
  • LNC Pick-Up Times
    • 3:00 a.m.
    • 5:00 a.m.
    • 7:00 a.m.
    • 9:00 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m.
    • 2:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

  • Students traveling from Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA) will be picked-up at the WRWA Transportation Plaza located downstairs between baggage claim 1 and 2 doors, outside, across the street to the second island.
  • Duration of trip is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to selected pick-up time as Airport Express van/bus will depart WRWA at the listed "pick-up " time. (Ex: 3:30 p.m. pick-up time will leave at 3:30 p.m. from the WRWA. Please arrive at 3:15 p.m.)
  • Students will be dropped-off at the Lloyd Noble Center (LNC) bus shuttle depot located on the north side of the Lloyd Noble Center. 
  • WRWA Pick-Up Times:
    • 8:30 a.m.
    • 10:30 a.m.
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • 3:30 p.m.
    • 5:30 p.m.
    • 7:30 p.m.
    • 9:30 p.m.
    • 11:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

  • Friday, November 17

REGISTRATION CHANGES OR CANCELATIONS:

  • Email: SafeRide@ou.edu 

How to use SafeRide

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

Need 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

See a Cab
  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

Guidelines
  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 
  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