December 21, 2017 – AAA wants drivers to be safe this holiday season. The safety advocate is urging motorists to plan for a safe ride home before heading out to celebrate.

“Be sure you have a plan to get home safely if you’re out celebrating this year,” said Michael Blasky, spokesman for AAA. “If that plan falls through, give AAA a call and we’ll get you home.”

AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will be offered on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and/or restaurant managers should:

  • Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31
  • State that they need a “Tipsy Tow.”
  • Provide the driver’s name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.

Tipsy Tow provides a free 10-mile tow and ride home, even if you’re not a AAA member. For mileage beyond this, motorists are charged a standard towing rate. The service does not include roadside assistance.

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WHAT: AAA aims to keep roads safe with Tipsy Tow on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve.

WHEN: Service is available from 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) until 6 a.m. the following morning.

WHO: Everyone! You do not have to be a AAA Member to use the service