Google Something Clever 2.0: AAA Tipsy Tow is Kind of a Hoax

Dec 24, 2013

AAA Tipsy Tow is Kind of a Hoax

If you've been here before, you probably know that I'm all about busting Facebook hoaxes. One of the most dangerous hoaxes, the "AAA Tipsy Tow" hoax, is due to make its annual return any day now.This year, rather than try to fight against the idiots reposting false information, I'm going to try to prevent it from happening in the first place.

AAA does not offer a universal "Tipsy Tow" program. 


Some regional AAA clubs offer a service on New Year's Eve where they will give you and your car a free ride home if you've had too much to drink. Again, only some regional clubs. Some offer it in very limited areas. Some of these programs are available to everyone, free of charge. Some are only available to members.


Please visit AAA's site or call 1-800-AAA-HELP to find out if this program is available in your area. Do not rely on it without knowing the facts. Or better yet, don't be an asshole. Plan ahead. Designate a driver. Ask to sleep over at the party. Call a cab. Or even stay home!

I made a Facebook-friendly graphic for those who are compelled to share pictures as a means of disseminating information. Maybe if you share this on Facebook before your gullible cousin Martha shares the hoax post, we can do some good this year. Consider adding the following URL to the caption: http://newsroom.aaa.com/safety/holiday-safe-ride-program/. That's right, I'm not asking you to link to this post. I didn't put any attribution on the graphic. Share it on your own blog. Tell people you made it. I really don't care. Just get the word out.


Happy new year. Stay safe. And if you drive drunk, you're a douchebag, and you're no longer welcome here.