ââ?¬Å?Tipsy Towââ?¬Â? offers a free ride home on Cinco de Mayo

May 2, 2014 12:32 PM

AAA’s Tipsy Tow program is offering everyone and their vehicles in Northern California a safe ride home for free on Cinco de Mayo.

Many people enjoy getting into the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, which tends to involve plenty of celebrating,” said Cynthia Harris, spokesperson for AAA Northern California. “But if you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. Give AAA a call and we’ll make sure you get home safely.”

AAA will offer the service to drinking drivers from 6 p.m. on May 5th to 6 a.m. on May 6th in Northern California. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 for a free “Tipsy Tow” home up to 10 miles. Passengers will be taken to the driver’s home as long as there is room for them to be taken safely in the tow truck. Reservations will not be taken.

According to 2012 statistics from the California Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 802 drunk-driving fatalities involving drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08. This represents 28 percent of all traffic deaths that year. As little as one drink can impair vision, steering, braking, judgment, and reaction time.


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