Too Tipsy To Hit The Road? Get A Free Tow

By Kellie Onaga
|  Thursday, Mar 17, 2011  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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Too Tipsy To Hit The Road? Get A Free Tow

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Planning on getting into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day today?  If so, just remember that if you indulge in some drinking, there are plenty of options to help get you and your car home safely.

AAA Northern California is offering to take you and your car home for free as a part of its Tipsy Tow program.

Starting at  6 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow, you can start dialing 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a ride and tow home of up to five miles.  Just tell the operator you need a Tipsy Tow.

Drinking drivers, bartenders, restaurant managers and party hosts are all encouraged to take advantage of the offer.

The  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in 2008, drunk driving crashes accounted for 36% of highway deaths of young people age 16 to 24.  They say just one drink alone can impair vision and affect a driver's steering, braking, judgment and reaction time.

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