Safe Rides Program

What is the Safe Rides Program?
This program, sponsored by the SGA and Rider University, is available to help students if they are in an UNSAFE situation and need a ride back to campus. The provider of Safe Rides will be AAA Taxi of Ewing, NJ.

The dedicated special hotline for the Safe Rides program is (609) 924-1756.

Below you will find some frequently asked questions about the Safe Rides program. For more information, please free to contact the Alcohol/Drug & Sexual Assault Prevention Program Office at (609) 895-5721.

How much does it cost?
For rides back to campus (Lawrenceville or Princeton) there is no charge to the students. See How many times can I use this?

When can I use this?
Rides are available from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM, 7 days/week

Where can I get a ride from?
SAFERIDES will pick up students anywhere in Mercer County and return them to the Lawrenceville or Princeton campus.

Is this only to be used if a person has had too much to drink?
No. This is a SAFE RIDE for any reason. If are at a party or even at a friend’s house and feel unsafe for any reason, you can call and get a SAFE RIDE back to the Lawrenceville or Princeton campus.

How do I get the ride?
Just call dedicated AAA Taxi/Rider University line at 609-924-1756 and tell them you are requesting a Rider University Safe Ride and where you need to be picked up. Students must show their valid Bronc ID. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR ID WITH YOU…request to be taken to the public safety office where your status as an active student can be verified. Only one student needs to show their ID for the group to be taken to either campus.

How is the billing handled?
Students must show their valid Bronc ID. The driver will write down your ID number. This information is provided to Rider University who will cover the cost of the ride.

How many times can I use this?
After three rides in one semester, there will be a user fee assessed directly to the students account for each use over three rides. If you find yourself in many unsafe situations you should evaluate what is causing them. You may also need to speak with the Prevention Education Coordinator and plan ways that the student can stay out of dangerous situations that call for an excessive number of requests for Safe Rides.

How can I register a concern, issue, or complaint about service?
If you feel the situation is serious enough or takes place outside of regular business hours (Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), please contact the Department of Public Safety (609-896-5029 or 609-896-7777) immediately. All other issues can be directed to the Alcohol/Drug & Sexual Assault Prevention Program Office. (609-895-5721)