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works year-round to educate motorists about driving practices that will help
keep them safe and reduce traffic-related crashes and the injuries that can
result. To help members and non-members celebrate safely this weekend,
AAA Northwest Ohio is offering Tipsy Tow service for Labor Day weekend, from 6
p.m. August 31 through 6 a.m. September 1, from 6 p.m. September 1
through 6 a.m. September 2, and from 6 p.m. September 2 through 6 a.m.
September 3, 2013.
AAA encourages party goers to designate a driver if they plan to consume
alcohol this weekend, the Tipsy Tow service is available to assist those who
find themselves in an impaired situation and need to get them and their
vehicles home safely.
take advantage of Tipsy Tow, drivers should:
Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) from 6 p.m. August 31 through 6 a.m.
September 1, from 6 p.m. September 1 through 6 a.m. September 2, and from 6 p.m.
September 2 through 6 a.m. September 3,
State that they need a "Tipsy Tow."
Provide their name, home address, phone number and vehicle location.
Tow is available to help northwest Ohioans celebrate the holiday safely while
helping fulfill AAA's mission of making roads safer for everyone," said April
Cochran, Vice President, Membership, Marketing and Public Affairs for AAA
Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver and their vehicle at no cost for up
to 10 miles. Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to
another drinking establishment or to a destination other than their home. A tow
to a hotel may be allowed if the motorist is, or plans to become, a guest.
services that will not be provided as part of the Tipsy Tow program include:
requests for a vehicle start, flat tire change, gas delivery and/or taxi
service. For trips longer than 10 miles, motorists can expect to be charged the
towing company's standard rate. If members are requiring these services
separate from the Tipsy Tow program, we will provide the service as usual.
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one alcohol-impaired
death occurs every 45 minutes across the country, with alcohol impaired drivers
contributing to one out of every three traffic deaths.
North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides
more than 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and
automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit,
fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security
of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
NOTE: Some AAA
clubs offer Tow-to-Go or Tipsy Tow service during certain holidays for members
and non-members. However, this service is NOT AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE. You are
encouraged to check your local AAA club for availability of such a service.