Tow for Life could save your life

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A phone call and a tow truck could save lives this holiday.

Drunk driving can be a big problem on New Year's Eve. That is why AAA of Alabama is offering its Tow for Life Program. Simply call a number and a tow truck will take you and your vehicle home. It is free up to 10 miles. If you go over that, there will be a fee similar to a taxi cab. The service is for anyone. You do not have to be a AAA member.

AAA does say there are some restrictions. "Your car has to be operational, you have to be with your car and when we load you up we are going to take you home," says Clay Ingram with AAA. "Can't take you to another party or another establishment of any kind."

The Tow for Life number to call is 1-800-AAA-HELP.

In addition to Tow for Life, many establishments participate in the yellow cab "safe ride home" program.