March 9, 2014
It could have been a dangerous situation for some James Madison University students this past weekend as what they thought was a safe ride home was in fact from strangers.
Safe Rides offers a ride home to JMU students late at night. On Saturday night, two Safe Rides cars were called, but an unknown car pulled up behind that didn't ask for student ID's and took two students home.
No one was hurt, but the incident raised some concerns for the group.
"It really opened our eyes that we needed to take the next step and identify the cars and not assume that students will know just based on the inside of the car," says Amy Sale, the director of public relations for Safe Rides.
Safe Rides uses rental cars, so they are looking into ways to better identify the cars with flags as well as looking into making their Safe Rides t-shirts more visible.