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AAA Tipsy Tow Texas contact info for New Year's Eve 2013

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AAA Tipsy Tow drivers in Texas and select other areas are ready and waiting to assist drivers who are the worse for wear between 6pm New Year's Eve 2013 and 6am New Year's Day 2014.

If you or someone you know over-indulges this New Year's Eve, don't try to navigate the roads on your own -- here's the info on your free ride home this holiday season.

The 2013 AAA Tipsy Tow program, officially called Holiday Safe Ride, is running throughout San Antonio, Texas, as well as a good chunk of the United States, in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road and accidents down on New Year's Eve.

The contact number to schedule the service is 1-800-AAA-HELP, or 1-800-222-4357 if you're calling from a phone without a QWERTY keyboard.

Just call in and tell the operators you need a pickup. AAA Texas will drive you and tow your vehicle up to ten miles from the point of pickup for free. Anything over ten miles will be at the customer's expense.

That's actually a change from previous years, where the free tow was only three miles from point of pickup!

You don't have to be an AA member, and you won't have to show any identification. The tow truck driver will take you, your car, and up to one additional passenger back home -- but they won't take you bar-hopping, or to any other establishment.

Not sure if you're safe to drive? Check out bloodalcoholcalculator.org to determine if you're over the legal limit.

It might surprise you how little alcohol it can take to put you over the Texas blood alcohol limit of .08 -- three margaritas in two hours can make the average 140-lb woman legally impaired, for example.

Another great reason for calling AAA Tipsy Tow? Besides the obvious safety concerns, thousands of police officers will be mobilizing throughout San Antonio over New Year's Eve night and New Year's Day.

According to some estimates, a first-time DUI or DWI charge in Texas can run in excess of $12,000 in fines and attorney costs -- so why risk it?

Read more about the 2013 AAA Holiday Safe Ride program here.

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