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Safe Ride and DDS work to improve safety, efficiency

This summer, Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Service (DDS) implemented a disciplinary action plan for student drivers who speed. The ability to record driver’s speed comes with the installation of a GPS device in each vehicle. “The goal is to educate [drivers] and let them have that time frame …

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Campus ride services have expanded, but is it enough?

When University of Oregon junior Adrian Sampedro Cruz started his shift for Safe Ride one evening last fall, he thought it would be another typical Thursday night. Seven nights a week, Safe Ride employees drive UO students, faculty and staff across campus and throughout the greater Eugene area to help …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), there may soon be an answer. Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student …

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Safe Ride keeps students safe but faces challenges

Safe Ride, an “assault prevention service,” plays an important role in shuttling the University of Oregon community for free, despite looming challenges. The shuttle service’s recent history of budget issues factors into the increasing number of riders the shuttle service has to turn away every year. Still, Safe Ride gives …

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Arts & CultureFashionTechnology

Cuff or Tough? A new jewelry designed to keep you safe

Emerging in a world full of dazzling diamonds, Alex and Ani bangles and fuel bands is a new form of jewelry hitting the market in March 2015: Cuff jewelry is a multitasking piece of jewelry originally designed with women’s safety in mind. If you ever find yourself in a scary predicament, you …

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: Safe Ride is here to help University students, staff and faculty

Personal safety is an obvious concern for the University community, and at Safe Ride, we believe that everyone has a right to feel safe in their community. Safe Ride offers free, nondiscriminatory, reservation-based rides to University students, staff and faculty seven nights a week while classes are in session.

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CrimeNews

Safe Ride, DDS here to help students

Safe Ride and the ASUO Designated Driver Shuttle give students the safest mode of transportation possible.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO Senate elects chair, vice chair to work summer months

Sens. Emma Newman and Harlan Mechling ran to be Summer Senate chair, with Mechling eventually succeeding. Sens. Katherine DuPont and Kaitlyn Lange were nominated for Summer Senate vice chair at the previous meeting to run, but Lange was absent and did not submit a letter to the body. Both Mechling and DuPont were elected by a secret paper ballot, the vote counts of which was not released to the press.

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