Despite what you see circulating around Facebook and internet blogs, AAA’s Tipsy Tow is NOT offered Nationwide. Tipsy Tow (also known as Tow-to-Go and Tow-for-Life among others) is one of many services offered by AAA to help drivers who find themselves too intoxicated to drive home. Tipsy Tow and other similarly named programs works by providing a ride for the driver and a tow for his/her car back home. According to AAA, while Tipsy Tow is a fantastic idea, it is only available in these states under these names:
“AAA Clubs Currently Offering a Safe Ride (like Tipsy Tow) Program for New Year’s Eve
The Auto Club Group (Statewide in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Program is called “Tow-to-Go”)
AAA Arizona (statewide)
AAA South Dakota (Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton
AAA Oklahoma (Metro Tulsa, Metro Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Bartlesville, Enid, Muskogee, Tahlequah, Ardmore and Lawton)
AAA Northern California (in all club territories)
AAA Nevada ( Statewide)
AAA Utah (Statewide)
AAA Tidewater (Greater Hampton Roads area : Cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown and Williamsburg, VA) – program runs through January 1
AAA Northwest Ohio ( available in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Henry, Williams, Defiance, Paulding and Ottawa counties)
AAA Mountain West (Helena, East Helena, Montana City, Belgrade, Bozeman, Billings and Missoula and Anchorage, Alaska)
Automobile Club of Southern California (in all club territories)
AAA Texas (statewide)
AAA New Mexico (statewide)
AAA Alabama – (Program is called Tow-For-Life)
Ohio (Cincinnati only) Program is called Care Cab 381-FREE (3733) (AAA has no call center involvement)
AAA Allied Group in Ohio has a program called “ArriveSafe”. It provides cab rides for Montgomery County residents only. AAA has no call center involvement- local motorists must dial 937-449-9999. ( Program runs Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. January 2)
Kansas (Topeka area only) Care Cab 785-357-4444 (AAA has no call center involvement)
Kansas (Wichita only) Care Cab requests accepted through AAA call center will provide call rides home within city limits of Wichita, KS.
Kansas (Lawrence) program called Tipsy Taxi 785-842-TAXI (8294) (AAA has no call center involvement). It provides cab rides in Douglas County only.” – – AAA
AAA advises you visit PreventDUI.AAA.com to educate yourself on preventing DUIs. Add to that a pre-part designated driver plan and you can enjoy a safe New Year’s Eve without becoming a statistic. Yes, Tipsy Tow is available to some, but you need to remember – ONLY a few states offer this program!
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