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Stay SAFE on Halloween by having a transportation plan

October 29, 2009

SAFE Nighttime Services is preparing for what is often the busiest night of the year for the program: Madison’s Freakfest.

As tens of thousands of guests descend on State Street, the SAFE program encourages UW students to set an example for out-of-towners by following smart safety practices, starting with doing a little safety preparation themselves.

All celebrants are urged to plan for their transportation needs in advance.  Please remember that the SAFEwalk and SAFEride cab programs are safety nets; personal safety starts with the individual.  Follow these tips to be smart, be SAFE:

•    Stay in groups and account for all members at all times.
•    Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
•    Tell a friend where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
•    Don’t be a target; stay in well-lit, well-populated areas.
•    Have taxi companies’ phone numbers and fare on hand for rides home.
•    Familiarize yourself with the SAFEride nighttime bus services.
•    Call SAFE Nighttime Services — at (608) 262-5000 — for assistance if you find yourself alone—no one should be on their own after dark.

SAFE Nighttime Services Weekend hours:
•    SAFEwalk: 7 p.m.- 1 a.m.
•    SAFEride bus: 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.
•    SAFEride cab: 10:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.

See and click “SAFE Nighttime Services” for service boundaries and bus routes.  

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