AAA Looking Out For People On St. Patrick’s’ Day

AAA Looking Out For People On St. Patrick’s’ Day

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking holidays in the country and AAA wants to make sure people are getting home safe. Many AAA chapters are providing their tipsy tow service to members and nonmembers this weekend as a way to curb drinking and driving.

The tipsy tow is brought on many drinking holidays including Super Bowl Sunday. You need only to call the AAA number and they will provide a tow for you from the bar or other establishment to your home. Thousands of people use this service each year and many times will wait hours for the tow truck to arrive.

The tows are provided by authorized AAA contractors and there is often only a few in a given area. They must answer all the calls and take them home, which can take hours. St. Patrick’s Day will bring in about $250 million throughout the U.S. in alcohol sales and given that the holiday is on a Saturday this year, that number could rise.

AAA has been active in providing alternatives to drinking and driving for years both through the tipsy tow service and educational programs and incentives. Hundreds of people die every year because of drunk drivers and major holidays and drinking holidays can cause an increase in those numbers. AAA is a valuable service that provides not only programs, but also valuable information to the media and other areas about drinking and driving. They have become one of the most respected resources for automobile safety.