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Safe Ride

Safe Ride Service Hours

Fall and Spring Academic Semesters

  • Overnight Sunday through Wednesday (12:30am-7:30am - "12:30AM Service")
  • Overnight Thursday through Saturday (2:00am-7:30am - "2:00 AM Service")

Summer and Academic Breaks

  • Overnight 10:00pm-7:30am ("10:00 PM Service")
  • Overnight Saturday through Monday (12:30am-7:30am - "12:30AM Service")

During UVA Exams

  • Overnight 12:30am-7:30am ("12:30AM Service")
Safe Ride does not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, or New Years Day. Consult the Service Schedule for details. 

Inclement Weather and Emergency Situations

Safe Ride may discontinue its operation without advance notice should conditions be judged unsafe by the supervisor. During inclement weather and emergency situations, please visit the P&T Operating Status Board to determine if Safe Ride will be in service.

Prohibited Activities

Riders displaying any unsafe or prohibited behavior are subject to referral to the University Police Department and/or the Office of the Dean of Students.

  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes), drinking or eating in the van.
  • Belligerent, aggressive, and any other unsafe behavior or activity, including intoxication.
  • Repeated instances of being a "no show" for requested rides. (To cancel a ride, call 434-242-1122). 
  • Discharging of bodily fluids inside the van.
The following are not permitted on Safe Ride vans:
  • Luggage, bicycles, and/or any article too large to fit on the rider's lap or at the rider's feet.
  • Groups of 3 or more.
  • Animals (except Service Animals).
  • Open alcohol containers and/or lit cigarettes/e-cigarettes. 

Service Area 


Verify Your Ride 

It is important to verify the authenticity of the Safe Ride vehicle. All Safe Ride vehicles are marked with the Split-V "Safe Ride" branding, have State issued blue license plates, and are driven by uniformed staff members.

Safe Ride operates the following types of vehicles:

  • Van 1: 2007 GMC Siena (White) 

  • Van 2: 2011 Chevy Express Van (White)

  • Van 4: 2015 Toyota Sienna Van (Blue)

  • Van 5: 2017 Dodge Caravan (White)

  • Van 6: 2010 GMC Siena (White) 

  • Van 7: 2017 Ford Transit (White) 

pictures of each safe ride van to aid in identification .


Wheelchair Accessible Van: Safe Ride is able to provide transportation via a wheelchair accessible van. Users needing wheelchair accessibility should request a Safe Ride by calling 434-242-1122 and informing the dispatcher.