Ring in 2012 safely by making sure you and your friends have a safe ride home.
This year, two free programs are available for Arizonans enjoying holiday parties.
Tipsy Tow is offered by AAA in Arizona by calling 1-800-222-4357. Tipsy Tow is a free one-way ride tow home, up to 10 miles, for drivers, and one of their passengers, who have been drinking. The service is free from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to anyone, not just AAA members. If you need a ride farther than 10 miles, the usual charge will be added for the extra miles.
Discount Cab is also offering its Free Ride Back Program in the Phoenix metro area. Call 602-200-2000 and the company will give people a free ride back to their car on New Year’s Day after they took a safe ride home with someone the night before.
Reservations for pick up are required. Go to http://www.discountcab.com/options/free_ride_back.aspx for information.
In 2010, Arizona had 194 DUI fatalities according to MADD Arizona.
If you are drinking this New Year’s Eve, put the keys away and let someone else take the wheel. Happy New Year!