Healthyhorns play it safe at UT Austin. If you choose to head out for a night, plan how to get there and home in a safe way. There are many options that can help with this, including having a designated driver, using a rideshare app, UT Night rides or Capital Metro late-night services.
According to a 2019 AlcoholEdu survey of incoming UT Austin students, 94.1% reported having used a designated driver when choosing to drink. UT students are responsible and watch out for their friends. Sometimes being a good friend means taking on the responsibility to make sure your friends get home safely. This can prevent the loss of a friend's license, fines, jail time and preventable injury and death.
Designated drivers agree to remain sober in order to drive others home safely. They do not have any alcohol the entire night and are able to help friends avoid making decisions that could result in negative consequences.
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Rideshare apps, such as Uber and Lyft, provide convenient and safe transportation. Be prepared by having a rideshare app downloaded on your phone and ensuring your phone is fully charged when you leave for the night. On most rideshare apps, you can schedule a ride ahead of time to be sure you have a safe way to get home.
Lyft serves as the provider for UT Austin’s Night Rides program. UT Night Rides provides a Lyft away from main campus to your home 7 days a week from Midnight (12 a.m.) to 4 a.m. Learn how to access your credits and get started.
UT students and staff can ride Capital Metro for free with a valid school ID.
Note that E-Bus service is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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