Campus: CSU San Bernardino -- October 17, 2005
San Bernardino & Riverside Yellow Cab & Bell Cab Co. to Offer
Free Safe Ride Home College Edition Program at Cal State San Bernardino
It's as simple as calling "taxi" and it could save a life or lives by keeping intoxicated
drivers from getting behind the wheel.
San Bernardino Bell Cab Co. and Yellow Cab Co. have partnered with Anheuser Busch to offer
free rides for Cal State San Bernardino students who may have had too much to drink. The
program, Safe Ride Home College Edition, makes Bell and Yellow Cab drivers designated drivers
to drive inebriated students home and keep them from behind the wheel.
San Bernardino City Councilman Neil Derry and a CSUSB alum, praised the program for offering
young people a safe alternative to risky driving.
"This program will help in reducing the number of DUIs and at-risk accidents from occurring
in San Bernardino," Derry said. "It's a good program and quite generous of Yellow Cab, Bell
Cab and Anheuser Busch to offer to Cal State San Bernardino students."
The steps are simple to this free service:
Anheuser-Busch has led the way in promoting responsible drinking to college students across
the country for quite some time. Some universities who have successfully implemented similar
programs through Anheuser-Busch are: Yale, the University of Puget Sound, Northern Illinois
University, Western Washington University, Santa Clara University and most recently at UC
- When a student is out at a local establishment and feels they have had too much to
drink they can call Bell/Yellow Cab for a free ride home. Students should call
1-800-340-TAXI (8294) for service.
- The point of origin (pick-up address) must be within the city limits of San Bernardino.
- A taxicab will be dispatched to the location given by the student. Pick up will be
within 20 minutes or less.
- The student will be transported to his/her college campus or his/her local home
- All students must, upon request, show their student I.D. card to the driver at the
Anheuser-Busch reports that the results thus far have been dramatic, in showing a 20 to 45%
reduction in Alcohol Abuse, along with a significant drop in student DUI's. For more
information, please call Terri Berger (909) 915-8551.