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Founded in 2003, SafeRides is an entirely student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers free and safe rides home to JMU students on Friday and Saturday nights from 10PM-3AM. 

Who SafeRides Serves

Each SafeRides member volunteers their time to provide free, safe, and nonjudgemental rides home to JMU students on Friday and Saturday nights. In addition to giving rides, SafeRides also work to educate the JMU and Harrisonburg community on the dangers of drinking and driving, through our events like ONOROL (One Night, One Ride, One Life). Since SafeRides began operating in 2007, drunk-driving related accidents in Harrisonburg has decreased by 30%. 

How SafeRides Works

SafeRides currently operate 6 cars per Friday and Saturday night. Any and all JMU students are encouraged to call our office (540-JMU-RIDE) or download our app to request a ride home anyitme between 10pm-3am. Once your ride is processed, the nearest car will come pick you up and take you to your destination. A JACard must be shown upon pick up. Due to large demand, students are only allowed to take one ride home per night. 

Try the SafeRides App!

JMU SafeRides has a brand new mobile app that allows all JMU students to request a free, safe, and sober ride home from anywhere in Harrisonburg on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm - 3am. Just download the free app, make an account with your email, and request your ride in as little as 60 seconds! With the SafeRides app, you'll be able to:

  • Request a ride in as few as 3 clicks
  • Receive a notification once your SafeRide has been dispatched
  • Monitor the progress of your SafeRide on a map
  • Create a list of favorite addresses and assign a custom name for each
  • Specify the number of passengers and vehicle type
  • Review all rides you've taken over the past 30 days
  • Provide feedback related to SafeRides' operations
  • Call the SafeRides office with the push of a button 

Download the SafeRides app through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and request a ride this weekend!

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