Proposal paper - Joe McTaggart Mrs Natalie Elder Composition II 24th October 2007 To From Student Government Association Joe Mctaggart McTaggart 1

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McTaggart 1 Mrs. Natalie Elder Composition II 24 th October 2007 To: Student Government Association From: Joe Mctaggart Subject: Proposal to enhance Safe-Ride Introduction It’s a quiet and dark Saturday night in Aggieville. It is around 1:30am and the few people that are here are all slowly filtering out to their cars or walking home. My friend Jake and I decide not to drive, but instead decided to call Safe-Ride. As you know Safe- Ride is a cab service for students at Kansas State University that gives them an alternative ride home as opposed to driving under the influence of alcohol. Safe-Ride guarantees that upon the call for a ride, it should take no longer than 30 minutes for them to arrive. Just minutes before 3:00am the cab finally pulls up and apologizes for the wait, saying he has been too busy dropping kids off. Is it worth the wait, is this program effective? That is the question most students ask themselves before calling Safe-Ride. This is definitely an issue that the Student Government needs to consider. Problem Description The Safe-Ride program at Kansas State University is a great program except for a few ways they implement their service. On the website it says the purpose of Safe-Ride at Kansas State University is to, “reduce the potential harmful consequences of alcohol and other forms of drug abuse, prevent student driving while intoxicated, provide a safer environment in the Manhattan area, provide a safe ride home for K-State students and guests who live within the designated city limits of Manhattan, Kansas, and provide an alternative ride home for students in potentially threatening situations” (Safe Ride). However, the program is unreliable and time consuming. This problem needs to be
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 200 taught by Professor Redington during the Fall '08 term at Kansas State University.

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Proposal paper - Joe McTaggart Mrs Natalie Elder Composition II 24th October 2007 To From Student Government Association Joe Mctaggart McTaggart 1

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