The Edmond Sun

December 11, 2013

AAA to offer free Tipsy Tow rides

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Before climbing behind the wheel after drinking at a holiday party, AAA Oklahoma hopes you’ll think again and call them for a free Tipsy Tow ride home for you, your vehicle and one more person.

“Over Christmas and New Year’s, up to 40 percent of all traffic crashes involve alcohol,” said Edmond resident Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “But motorists do have options: Use a designated driver, serve non-alcoholic mocktails at parties or call AAA for a Tipsy Tow.”

Tipsy Tow will be offered free from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Jan. 2 in metro Oklahoma City, metro Tulsa, Ardmore, Shawnee, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Tahlequah, Enid and Lawton.

“Last year, we had nearly 200 calls for Tipsy Tows over the year-end holidays,” said Mai. “We hope even more call us this year. We know Oklahomans will be drinking — we just don’t want them driving, too.”

The service is free to AAA members and non-members alike but tows are limited to within a 15-mile radius from point of pickup. Call 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and ask for a Tipsy Tow home.