AAA works year round to educate motorists about driving practices that will keep them safe and reduce traffic related crashes and injuries. To help members and non-members celebrate safely this New Year’s, AAA Northwest Ohio is offering Tipsy Tow service from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 through 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. While AAA encourages party goers to designate a driver if they plan to consume alcohol this holiday, the Tipsy Tow service is available to assist those who find themselves in an impaired situation and need to get their vehicles home safely.
To take advantage of the Tipsy Tow service:
• Call 1-800-AAA-HELP between 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 through 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan 2.
• State that you need a Tipsy Tow.
• Provide the name, home address, phone number and vehicle location.
Tipsy Tow is a one way ride for the driver 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 or plans to become a guest.
Other services that will not be provided as part of the Tipsy Tow program include: requests for a vehicle start, flat tire change, gas delivery and taxi service. For trips longer than 10 miles, motorists can expect to be charged the towing company’s standard rate.