AAA’s “Tipsy Tow” program will not be available in Louisville on New Year’s Eve. The program provides a free tow home for inebriated drivers and their vehicles and is open to anyone, regardless of AAA membership.
The program has received heavy attention this year, especially on social media sites. But there aren’t enough available tow trucks in Louisville for AAA to offer the service.
“We’re a little bit different than some of the AAA’s around the country that are participating in that we never know when bad weather is going to hit. So, it’s difficult for us to set aside a number of wreckers because our primary thing is to take care of members that are stranded and in need of emergency road service,” says AAA spokesman Roger Boyd.
Although Tipsy Tow will not be available, AAA is prepared with a list of phone numbers for taxis in the city in case anyone calls hoping to use the program.
“With today’s social networking, obviously the clubs that are participating-people spread that message out. So, we have had people who call in, interested in the program and I think the good sign about that is that means there’s a lot of responsible motorists out there who definitely want to be proactive when it comes to not getting behind the wheel, drinking and driving.” says Boyd.