There are lots of ways to stay safe as you celebrate the new year's arrival.  In select Louisiana cities, Lyft is throwing down a discount for everyone choosing to use the ride-share service instead of getting behind the wheel.  In Texas, AAA is offering a free service called "Tipsy Tow," - and if you are inebriated in the Lone Star State tonight, it's a much better choice than getting behind the wheel.

Not only is the life (and freedom) saving service free, you don't even have to be a AAA member to use it!  There are, however, some stipulations that you need to be aware of.  With this free service, AAA will not:

  • tow an inoperable vehicle.
  • tow to another drinking establishment, repair facility or any other location other than the driver’s home or hotel where they are a registered guest.
  • start a vehicle, change a flat tire or deliver gas.
  • transport anyone other than the driver of the vehicle.

East Texas Matters reports that the free tow is good for up to 10 miles.  If you find yourself in need of this service, call 1-800-AAA-HELP To contact AAA.