Regulations and Etiquette
Can anybody use Safe Ride?
Use of Safe Ride is limited to Northwestern faculty, staff and students - you have to have a Wildcard to get a ride. Because we're a safety service rather than a taxi service, we cannot accept ride requests from parties larger than three. Please consider other options such as walking as a group or >Northwestern's shuttle service.
I am 21 and I picked up alcohol with my groceries. Can I get a Safe Ride?
Safe Ride will not transport any alcoholic beverages. We recommend that you call a taxi.
- Best Taxi: 847-864-2500
- Northshore Cab: 847-864-7500
What happens if I vomit in a Safe Ride car?
Safe Ride will charge $125.00 to cover the cost of cleaning the vehicle. Incidents involving vomiting in Safe Ride vehicles are reported to the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
My ride doesn't meet the requirements. What can I do?
If either your pickup or drop-off is supposed to be a campus building, check the address again. You should also check out the university shuttle routes if you haven’t yet – they are designed to stop in the most popular areas students travel to and from. You may have to use a combination of a Safe Ride and a shuttle to get where you're going.