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AAA’s Tipsy Tow Available in San Antonio

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Nick Slovikoski2 years ago

As always, authorities encourage those who plan on drinking alcoholic beverages as they ring in 2016 to designate a driver to get them home safely.

According to KSAT, AAA Texas, as well as many other states, are once again offering a Tipsy Tow service. They will take drivers and their vehicles home free of charge up to 10 miles. Normal tow charges will be assessed for any trip exceeding 10 miles.

Things to Remember When Calling Tipsy Tow

AAA would like to remind everyone that Tipsy Tow is not available in the following situations:                             

  • The towing of a malfunctioning or inoperable vehicle.                                                        
  • The towing of a vehicle to another drinking establishment or any other location other than the owner’s residence or hotel.
  • A request to start a vehicle, change a flat tire or deliver gas.

You do not need to be a AAA member to take advantage of the Tipsy Tow. Call 1-800-222-4357 to use the service.

Other Tips for Staying Safe

  • Designate a sober driver for you and your friends
  • Only serve alcohol to those of legal drinking age
  • Do not consume alcohol if you are under 21
  • Call a sober friend or family member if a ride is needed
  • Never ride with anyone who has been drinking
  • Make note of local taxi company numbers
  • Have backup arrangements if a ride cannot be found
  • Keep car keys away from those who have been drinking
  • Remember that prescription and illegal drugs can have the same impairing effects as alcohol

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