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Be of Holiday Cheer but Drive Responsibly, says AAA

Dont Drink and Drive anti DUI DWI Tipsy Tow

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 28, 2015) - AAA Tidewater Virginia, will be offering Tipsy Tow in the Hampton Roads community this holiday season. The goal of the program is to provide a safe alternative to drinking and driving on area roads. The service will be available in the greater Hampton Roads area from 9 pm on October 31th, 2015 until 6:00 a.m. on January 1st, 2016. Tipsy Tow kicks off this Saturday to help keep motorists and children safe as they travel the streets for Halloween. According to Department of Motor Vehicles, last year on the Halloween weekend Virginia has 123 crashes that were alcohol related, 6 of those were fatalities and 92 people were injured as a result of drunk driving.

“Our Tipsy Tow program helps AAA do what we do best - protecting roadway users by helping potential drunk drivers and everyone else on the road – make it home safely. We feel the program is a valuable addition to other community programs working to keep drivers safe during the holiday season”, said Georjeane Blumling, Vice President of Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater Virginia.  The program works to  bring attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home.  AAA wants motorists to be aware of the high crash risk from drinking and driving especially associated with the holiday season.”

           Often companies move their organizations holiday party into November because there simply doesn’t seem to be enough of December to hold all the merriment.  While this extends the special time for connecting with friends and family it also extends one of the most deadly months for alcohol related traffic crashes and fatalities. Drinking drivers frequently fail to seek and obtain alternative ways to get home because they are concerned about retrieving their vehicle, the expense of taxis and the inconvenience of alternative transportation.

Tipsy Tow Services:

  • Service is provided in the Greater Hampton Roads area including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, and Williamsburg.
  • Free and available to both AAA members and non-members
  • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home

  Tipsy Tow Service Area(s)

Phone Number

The Greater Hampton Roads Area

(757)- 631-1700 or 1-(800)-AAA-HELP

Callers simply tell the dispatcher, "I need a TipsyTow," to receive both the free tow and ride home.

Callers need to keep in mind that the service excludes rides for passengers, is restricted to a one-way, one-time ride for the driver, and the destination is limited to the driver’s residence. Reservations are not accepted, and the tows are available within the greater Hampton Roads area. This service is provided free of charge to prevent alcohol-related car crashes.

As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 325,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at or on Facebook at

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AAA Tidewater Virginia is a member club affiliated with the American Automobile Association (AAA) national federation and serves members in the Tidewater Virginia region (All Hampton Roads cities, including Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg; Virginia's Eastern Shore; as well as the following counties: Greensville, Surry, Brunswick, Isle of Wight, Gloucester, Lancaster, Middlesex, Richmond County, Southampton, Sussex, Mecklenburg, James City County, York, Lunenburg, Essex, King & Queen, Mathews, Northumberland, and Westmoreland).