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New SafeRide program aims to keep University of Iowa students safe

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A new service aimed at keeping University of Iowa students safe at night has begun in Iowa City. 

SafeRide allows students who find themselves in an emergency situation the ability to call a special number and receive a free taxi ride.

The service is only provided in Iowa City and Coralville and students must have an Iowa City or Coralville address on file and must show a university ID.

Students are allowed one free ride per semester and the cost is covered by the UI Student Government through activity fees.

UISG has contracted Yellow Cab of Iowa City to give the rides.

The program is also open to graduate students.

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