AAA Oklahoma is offering its free Tipsy Tow service during the New Year’s Eve holiday through 4 a.m. Saturday.
The community service, which over the last two decades has taken thousands of drinking drivers off the roads, is available to AAA members and non-members alike, at no charge, according to the company.
“Naturally, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead for a sober ride or to use a designated driver if you’re out partying,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “But sometimes our plans change and we find ourselves unfit to drive with no alternative. That’s when AAA’s Tipsy Tow can save the day.”
Those celebrating New Year’s who then feel unsafe behind the wheel can access Tipsy Tow by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (222-4357) and asking for Tipsy Tow. AAA will come get the caller, up to one more person and the vehicle and take everyone and everything home within a 15-mile radius from point of pick-up. The auto club’s free service is unique in that it transports both the driver and the vehicle.
“Drinking drivers frequently don’t plan for other ways to get home because they are concerned about retrieving their vehicle the next day,” said Mai. “They cite taxi costs and inconvenience as reasons they don’t use alternate transportation. But taking a chance behind the wheel after drinking can produce deadly results. The statistics bear this out.”
Tipsy Tow is available free in metro Tulsa, metro Oklahoma City, Ardmore, Tahlequah, Lawton, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Enid and Shawnee.