AAA is urging Independence Day partiers to call the auto club if they have had too much to drink and feel unsafe behind the wheel. “Tipsy Tow,” AAA Oklahoma’s community service program, will give up to two people and their vehicle a ride home at no charge, no questions asked.
Tipsy Tow is open to everyone, AAA members and non-members alike, in metropolitan Oklahoma City, metropolitan Tulsa, Muskogee, Enid, Lawton, Shawnee, Bartlesville, Tahlequah and Ardmore from 6 p.m. Wed., July 3 to 4 a.m. Fri., July 5.
“We’re aware that over holidays, people tend to drink more alcohol than at other times,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “AAA wants Oklahomans to know there’s an alternative to climbing behind the wheel and perhaps getting into a crash. We’re geared up for a busy 34 hours of providing
Tipsy Tows over the Fourth; we hope we get lots of calls.”
To access the service, call 1-800-222-4357 and request a Tipsy Tow. AAA will come get you and your vehicle and give you a free tow within a 15-mile radius of point of pickup. However, there’s only place AAA will take you: home.
A not-for-profit organization, AAA Oklahoma serves its 367,000 members across Oklahoma with emergency help on the road, auto travel assistance and a wide range of personal insurance, travel, financial and automotive services through branch offices, a regional operations center and the Internet at AAA.com.