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Dragon Taxis renew Safe Rides Initiative to keep students safe

L-R: Sally Krouma, Hyperlocal Marketing Manager, Dragon Taxis and Natalia-Mia Roach, Students' Union President - Affairs & Community, Cardiff Met

Dragon Taxis has pledged to support university students in the Welsh capital throughout the academic year with its Safe Rides initiative.

Working in collaboration with the Students’ Unions at both Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, Safe Rides – now in its eleventh successful year in the city – ensures that all students can get a lift back to their halls or student residence after a night out, even if they don’t have any money for the fare on them.

24 hours a day, seven days a week, students from the participating universities can book a journey with Dragon Taxis which will be covered by their Students’ Union. They then must repay the Union within 72 hours, referencing their student number.

By phoning 029 2033 3333, quoting either ‘Cardiff University Safe Rides’ or ‘Cardiff Metropolitan University Safe Rides’, a vehicle will be sent to stranded students as a matter of priority. Students must show the driver a valid student card as proof of ID.

Members of each Students’ Union are fully trained to offer support and advice about the service and take payment.

Sally Krouma, Hyperlocal Marketing Manager, Dragon Taxis, said: “Moving to a new area and starting university can be daunting, so we are here to support students in Cardiff as they find their feet; our emergency service will ensure they get home safe without worry over finding the fare.”