AAA Celebrates New Year’s Tipsy Tow Success

Auto club kept nearly 500 drunk drivers off Arizona roads


Phoenix, Jan. 10, 2014. AAA Roadside Assistance was there when New Year’s Eve revelers needed it most.   

The leader in roadside assistance deployed nearly 100 service vehicles in Phoenix and Tucson in preparation for the busy evening. As a result, the club kept nearly 500 intoxicated drivers off Arizona roads.

“As a leader in driver safety, we recognize that New Year’s Eve is the most celebrated night of the year,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “We’re proud to be able to lend our services that kept hundreds of drunken drivers off Arizona roads, making them safer for everyone over the holiday.”

AAA Arizona offers Tipsy Tow 10 days a year including New Year’s Eve. The club is typically able to absorb Tipsy Tow calls during other holidays and events with its standard fleet size. However, with the growing popularity of the program on New Year’s Eve, the club was proactive in increasing the number of trucks on the road.

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AAA Arizona, the Arizona affiliate of AAA, provides automotive, insurance and travel services to more than 850,000 Arizona members. Annually, AAA’s Roadside Assistance responds to more than 450,000 calls for help on Arizona roadways. The auto club also provides discounts and financial services to AAA members. Since its founding in 1927, AAA Arizona has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.