Watch CBS News

AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Insight On Staying Safe New Years Eve

By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It's New Year's Eve - one of the biggest party nights of the year. KYW's Michelle Durham spoke to one local expert about how you can stay safe if you are planning to go out!

AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesperson Jenny Robinson says this is one night you have to plan ahead and use common sense.

"Of course you should not drive impaired, not use alcohol or drugs before you are going to drive. If you are going to be drinking, pick a designated driver. If you are going to a party, ask your host if they can arrange one. If you're hosting, you should offer that."

What about the offer by some AAA organizations to tow you and your car home?

"AAA Mid-Atlantic has been getting some inquiries about programs such as "Tipsy Tow." We know a lot of information is being shared on social media such as Facebook. However, it is not a nationwide program."

And it's not being offered in our area. Here is a link to sober rides you can take advantage:

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.