Veezu has pledged to support university students in the South West for another academic year with its Safe Ride initiative.

Working in collaboration with the Students’ Unions at Bristol University, the University of the West of England (UWE), Bath University and Bath Spa University, Safe Rides ensures that all students can get a lift home 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 Veezu that will be covered by their Students’ Union. They must then repay the Union within 48 hours.

By phoning 01179 262626 (Bristol) or 01225 464646 (Bath), quoting ‘Veezu Safe Rides’ followed by the name of their university, a vehicle will be sent to stranded students as a matter of priority.

Students must give the driver their name, email address and student number and show a valid student ID card. Members of each Students’ Union are fully trained to offer support and advice about the service and take payment.

Jack Price, Regional Director of Veezu South West, said: “Moving to a new area and starting university can be daunting, so we are here to support students in Bristol and Bath as they find their feet; our emergency service will ensure they get home safe without worry over finding the fare.”

Veezu South West is a regional brand of Veezu Group, the UK’s fastest-growing taxi and private hire technology platform. They have recently launched a new version of their mobile app in the South West, enhancing the user experience by allowing people to skip call queues and book a ride in seconds with their tap-and-go technology.