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Save a Life This Holiday with AAA’s Tipsy Tow

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (November 22, 2017) – As Virginia drivers head out to spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, AAA joins the U.S Department of Transportation in serving up a reminder. “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.” The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars.


AAA urges drivers to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by:

  • Planning ahead and designating a sober driver before the first drink.

  • Using public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or your community’s sober ride program to get home safely.

  • Downloading NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app available on Google Play for Android devices and Apple’s iTunes Store for IOS devices. SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up.

AAA offers a safe alternative to driving after drinking with the AAA Tipsy Tow Program.

  • 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


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.


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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).