Safe Rides Program

As of Monday, May 20, 2013 Rider University will have a new partner for the Safe Rides program.  The new provider of Safe Rides will be AAA Taxi of Ewing, NJ.  AAA Taxi has dedicated a special hotline for the Safe Rides program (609-924-1756).  Below you will find some frequently asked questions about the Safe Rides program.  For more information, please free to contact Substance Abuse Prevention Office (609-895-5721) or Office of Campus Life (609-896-5327).

What is the Safe Rides Program?
This is program sponsored by the SGA and Rider University to help students if they need a ride back to campus for a variety of reasons.

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?

Where can I get a ride from?
Safe Rides is in connection with AAA Taxi in Ewing, NJ.  Established in 1968, AAA Taxi Inc. has grown into the largest fleet covering all of Mercer County.

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, the mall, 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.

How is the billing handled?
Students must show their valid Bronc ID.  The driver will write down your ID number.

How many times can I use this?
At this time there is no limit to the use of Safe Rides by an individual student. However, if you find your self in many unsafe situations you should evaluate what is causing them.  After three rides in one semester there will be a $25.00 user fee assessed directly to the students account for each use over three rides. The student may also need to speak with the Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist 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 Substance Abuse Prevention Office (609-895-5721) or Office of Campus Life (609-896-5327).