AAA New Mexico will once again offer a free Tipsy Tow on New Year's Eve to help keep drunk drivers off the road. A free tow home up to 10 miles is available to callers who contact 1-800-AAA-HELP and say "I need a Tipsy Tow." The free service then transports the driver and their vehicle home.
The ride does not include rides for passengers. It also is a one way one time ride for the driver, and the destination is to the driver's residence. For rides further than 10 miles, drivers have to pay the rate charged by the tow contractor.
AAA New Mexico offers the two service from 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31 until 6 a.m. on January 1, 2013.
Another option is Tavern Taxi, which also offers rides for revelers on New Year's Eve. Bernalillo County has contracted with Albuquerque Cab to provide a ride home from any establishment that sells liquor. Contact Tavern Taxi at 999-1400 to put in for your ride. Tavern taxi is available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for those wanting a safe ride home. And for those who want a ride to a place earlier in the evening, they can call the same number between the hours of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Skip driving all together with the Tavern Taxi.