AAA Offering FREE Tows & Rides on NYE to NY AM


By Nolan Apostle
Producer/Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

NO EXCUSES for drinking and driving if you’re in California and about 20 other states throughout the country. It has always been a rule of thumb in our household, “DON’T Drink and Drive and NEVER EVER RIDE with anybody who does. AAA, the Roadside Assistance service company is offering a FREE program called TIPSY TOW service and it is NOT exclusive for members only, it is for ANYBODY NEEDING A RIDE during the New Year’s holiday and other holidays throughout the year. Yes you read that correctly, you don’t have to be a AAA member and it is FREE! It is available in most areas from 6pm-6am on New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day. EVENT CITY™ members have actually used the Tipsy Tow service last year and found it to be very helpful and comforting knowing if they were a bit too festive they would have a solution for getting home safely.

The  Tow-to-Go or Tipsy Tow service is also available during certain holidays for members and nonmembers alike. This service is not available everywhere though. It is always encouraged for all family and friends to pick a designated driver before they head out on New Year’s Eve.

To utilize the Tipsy Tow service please call the AAA Roadside Assistance Center standard phone number 1-800-222-HELP or 1-800-222-4357. You can also visit the AAA WEBSITE for further details. We have received a AAA approved list below of  AAA Clubs currently offering the Tipsy Tow programs:

  • AAA Alabama (Statewide. Program is called “Tow-for-Life”)
  • AAA Arizona (Statewide)
  • AAA Auto Club South (Statewide in Florida, Georgia, West and Middle Tennessee. Program is called “Tow-to-Go”)
  • AAA California (See Northern and Southern California below)
  • AAA Hawaii (Islands of Kaui, Maui, Oahu and Hawaii only)
  • AAA Merrimack Valley (Program is called “TOWEDD.”  From December 16th-January 1st.)
  • AAA Montana (Missoula, Bozeman, Helena and Billings)
  • AAA New Mexico (Statewide)
  • AAA Nevada (Statewide)
  • AAA Northern and Southern California (Statewide)
  • AAA Oklahoma (Metro Tulsa, Metro Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Bartlesville, Enid, Muskogee and Lawton)
  • AAA South Dakota (Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Mitchell and Yankton only)
  • AAA Texas (Statewide)
  • AAA Tidewater Virginia (Greater Hampton Roads area including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. Program is called ‘Tow-to-Go”)
  • AAA Utah (Statewide)
  • New Jersey Automobile Club (Morris, Essex and Union counties only)

AAA Mid-Atlantic is a key part of the “TipsyTaxi” program in the Baltimore area only. This program offers cab rides home to members and non-members who have had too much to drink.

For a comprehensive list of other community programs listed state by state, please visit AAA’s DUI Justice Link Website.

To use the Tipsy Tow service call the AAA Roadside Assistance Center standard phone number 1-800-222-HELP or 1-800-222-4357. Please feel free to send the link to this article to any of your friends and family or you can POST this link on any Social Networking site such as Facebook. Thank you for participating in or sharing this program, doing so you are HELPING TO SAVE LIVES!