All right New Year's Eve revelers, how are you getting home tonight? This year AAA is helping out with their "Tipsy Tow" service. You may have seen the announcement via Facebook -- call this number, get towed for free?
But hold on a minute! The Tipsy Tow is available in select AAA clubs in only 17 states. It sounds like a pretty cool service where it's available, but regardless AAA recommends we all line up a designated driver for tonight. But there are a few other similar programs around the country worth checking out.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pulled together a list of sober ride programs in 35 states. Check out the list to see if there's something in your area. Some of these services charge -- but I think it's worth it if you're saving lives.
Some of us are saying to ourselves right now, "I'm not planning on drinking ... much" or "I never drink anyway" or "What, tonight's New Year's Eve?!?" Better safe than sorry. Prepare yourself for the unexpected. And think of your friends, too. I think we all know at least one person who is always saying they're just fine to drive when really they're not. Look out for this person, too.
How do you know if you're too drunk to drive? Well, there's an app for that. But it's for "entertainment purposes only," so never mind. Really, the question isn't "Am I too drunk to drive?" It's "Have I been drinking?" Period. If the answer is yes, you need to find a sober ride home. Have the bartender or host call you a cab. Stay safe, everyone.
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