AAA Arizona is offering 'tipsy tow' service for New Year's Eve | Events
AAA Arizona is offering their ‘tipsy tow’ service for New Year's Eve.
“AAA wants motorists to send off 2012 on a high note by ringing in the New Year safely,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona, in a recent news release. “Revelers and party hosts alike should have plans or options for their guests to have a safe ride home.”
AAA Arizona is offering the following tips for a safe New Year's:
Be a responsible host:
- Offer food and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Make sure all of your guests have a designated driver.
- Keep the numbers for local cab companies, as well as AAA’s Tipsy Tow, handy.
- Take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving while impaired.
Be a responsible partygoer:
- If you plan to drive, don’t drink.
- If you plan to drink, select a designated driver and give them your car keys. If your ride falls through, call a cab, or use AAA’s Tipsy Tow as a transportation alternative.
- Buckle up — it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.
AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, and will run through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should:
- Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) between between 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. Jan. 1.
- State that they need a “Tipsy Tow.”
- Provide the driver’s name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.
Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles. Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment or to a destination other than their home. A tow to a hotel may be allowed if the motorist is a guest or plans to become one.
Other services that will not be provided include: requests for a vehicle start, flat tire change, gas delivery and/or taxi service. For trips longer than 10 miles, motorists will be charged the towing company’s standard rate.