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Confusing AAA Tipsy Tow graphic circulating the internet

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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. – A well-meaning graphic has been floating around the internet over the past few days advertising AAA's free Tipsy Tow service for New Year's Eve nationwide.

The problem is, while the program is nationwide - it's not available everywhere in the nation.

"While not a nationwide program, a number of AAA clubs offer Tow-to-Go or Tipsy Tow services on select dates for members and nonmembers. This service is not available everywhere," says the AAA's website.

Here's a complete list of the areas of the U.S. in which the program does operate, none of which include New York:

  • Automobile Club of Southern California (in all club territories)
  • AAA Texas (statewide)
  • AAA New Mexico (statewide)
  • AAA Hawaii
  • AAA Alabama – (Program is called Tow-For-Life)
  • AAA Allied Group
  • (Connecticut -Hartford, Tolland, Middlesex, New London, and Windham) Program is called ArriveSafe and drives motorists vehicles home
  • Ohio (Cincinnati only) Program is called Care Cab 768-FREE (3733) (AAA has no call center involvement)
  • Kansas (Shawnee County -Topeka area only) Care Cab 785-357-4444 (AAA has no call center involvement)
  • The Auto Club Group (Statewide in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Program is called "Tow-to-Go")
  • AAA Arizona (statewide)
  • AAA New Jersey Automobile Club (Morris, Essex and Union counties)
  • AAA South Dakota (Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton
  • AAA Oklahoma (Metro Tulsa, Metro Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Bartlesville, Enid, Muskogee, Tahlequah and Lawton)
  • AAA Northern California (in all club territories)
  • AAA Nevada ( Statewide)
  • AAA Utah (Statewide)
  • AAA Tidewater (Greater Hampton Roads area : Cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown and Williamsburg, VA) – program runs through January 1
  • AAA Northwest Ohio ( available in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Henry, Williams, Defiance, Paulding and Ottawa counties)
  • AAA  MountainWest (Helena, East Helena, Montana City, Belgrade, Bozeman, Billings and Missoula and Anchorage, Alaska)

But there are plenty of free rides offered in the Capital Region on New Year's Eve, and they can be found here.

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