Michigan State University to test new free safe ride program

Posted at 8:45 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 08:45:01-04

Michigan State University is launching a pilot program next month aimed at providing safe rides home for students.

The program, called Safe Ride Initiative, begins April 2.

It allows students to schedule a ride home using an app that contacts a transportation service.

During the test phase, the service will be available Sunday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Students can only schedule rides to locations on or near campus and the destination must be a residence.

The university hopes the program will keep students from walking alone late at night, reduce the risk of assaults on campus and prevent drinking and driving.

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