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This tip could save your life on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a holiday to be enjoyed with family and friends. It's the last night of the year, when we can celebrate all the good times we had and bring home good thoughts toward the year to come. However, all the celebrations can be quickly destroyed by an unplanned-for car accident. For this reason, drivers in Virginia Beach are being encouraged to drink responsibly and don't get behind the wheel if you have any alcohol in your system.

As safe and responsible as Virginia Beach residents are, however, there's still the chance of drinking a little more than you had originally planned. If this happens to you, AAA is available to help with its Tipsy Tow program.

AAA clubs in the Virginia Beach area are providing safe rides to people who have accidentally drunk too much. All you have to do is call the Tipsy Tow hotline and say, that you need a Tipsy Tow to get a free ride home, and have your car towed home for free. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, and continue to be offered until 6 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.

The service is only offered to drivers with a car, who will be given a one-time, one-way ride home. Passengers will not receive rides to their separate homes. If rides are required that exceed the Tipsy Tow range, then drivers will be charged.

Rather than relying on the Tipsy Tow service only, New Year's Eve partyers are advised to go out with a designated driver who does not consume alcohol. They are also encouraged to use taxis or just stay the night with a friend.

Law abiding Virginia Beach residents who are injured by drunk drivers due to no fault of their own may have the ability to seek financial compensation in court. By speaking with a personal injury lawyer, injured passengers and drivers can evaluate the strength and weaknesses of their potential lawsuits.

Source: wtkr.com, "AAA Tidewater to offer ‘Tipsy Tow’ service on New Year’s Eve," Dec. 27, 2016

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