AAA Helps Hampton Roads Drinkers With Rides Home
New Year’s Eve is a festive time when partygoers are ringing in 2018 with drinks across Hampton Roads. It’s also an evening when more drunk drivers are on the roads, threatening the safety of others.
If you plan to drink, AAA may be able to help you get home under its Holiday Safe Ride program.
A number of AAA clubs, including AAA Tidewater, are offering safe ride services on New Year’s Eve for both members and non-members alike.
AAA Tidewater will offer Tipsy Tow, a free ride and vehicle tow for drivers who are too intoxicated to drive. Our Virginia Beach car accident injury lawyers welcome this initiative and others that curtail drunk driving.
If you need a safe ride home, all you need to do is call 1-800-AAA-HELP and tell the operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” to receive the free tow and ride home.
AAA say the program will be available from 6 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 through 6 a.m. Monday, January 1, 2018.
There are some restrictions. The free service excludes rides for passengers. It is restricted to a one-way, one-time ride for the driver. The destination is limited to the driver’s home. Drivers will be expected to pay for long distance rides beyond the free Tipsy Tow range.
AAA Tidewater covers the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown and Williamsburg.
If you have been drinking, you should make sure you have a designated non-drinking driver. Also, have the numbers of taxi cab drivers on you or have the Uber or Lyft app on your phone. There is never any excuse for driving while drunk. Alcohol claims thousands of lives every year on our roads. We welcome the fact AAA is helping Hampton Roads drinkers with rides home Every New Year’s Eve as many as 5,000 people are arrested for drunk driving when seeing in the New Year. Have a great New Year, but don’t become a statistic.
If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.