Thanksgiving plans often include getting together with friends and family to celebrate and catch up. Before going out, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club strongly encourages arranging a safe ride home before partaking in any festivities.
AAA works year round to educate motorists about driving practices that will help keep them safe and reduce traffic-related crashes and the injuries that can result. PreventDUI.AAA.com is an online resource offering impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice. Once there, AAA encourages visitors toTake the Pledge to drive drug and alcohol-free.
The auto club, based in Florham Park, encourages everyone to plan ahead. It offers these tips:
Make sure that you can ride with a sober friend.
Make sure you have taxi service phone numbers in case you need to call a cab.
Make plans to spend the night at your friend or relative's house if you’ve had too much to drink.
New Jersey AAA offers Safe Tow, a free tow home for the intoxicated motorist and his or her vehicle in Essex, Morris and Union counties. To take advantage of the potentially lifesaving service, call 800-AAA-HELP (222-4357) and ask for "Safe Tow." A tow truck will be dispatched to transport you and your vehicle home up to 15 miles free of charge (a $1 per mile fee is assessed for longer distances).