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Tipsy Tow and Other Services for Intoxicated New Year's Eve Revelers

BART will offer service until 3 a.m. and MUNI will be free. An Alameda law firm is paying for taxi rides in San Francisco.

Source: National Traffic Safety Administration
Source: National Traffic Safety Administration

You don’t have to be a member of AAA to request a free tow of up to 10 miles on New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day. With the hope of taking drunk drivers off the roads, the auto club in Northern California is offering itsTipsy Tow service from 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Should you find yourself in need of alcohol-related roadside service, call 888-222-4357. Tipsy Tow offers a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver's home. If there are additional passengers, they will be taken to the driver's home as long as there’s enough room. You cannot make a reservation.

[Related article: MADD Says New Years Eve is 'Deadliest Day of Year' for Drunken Driving Crashes]

In San Francisco MUNI will be free from 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day. That includes cable cars. It won’t be free, but BART will be running trains every 20 minutes until 3 a.m. on Jan. 1.

The Alameda- and Central Valley-based firm of Berg Injury Lawyers is footing the fare for cab rides of up to $35 in San Francisco from 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Call 415-282-4141 for Luxor Cab.


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