Free Rides Available in Houston For Inebriated New Year’s Eve Celebrants—Our Roads Are A Dangerous Freak Show In The Best Of Circumstances
Blogger’s Note 12/31/12—Though this post is from 2011, the information is correct for 2012 as well. Metro will be again offering free rides rides from 6 PM to 6 AM. AAA is also again offering free tows from 6 AM to 6 PM. Call 1-800-222-4357 for a free tow if you have been drinking and need a lift home.)
If you feel you’ve had enough to drink and should not drive in the Houston area on New Year’s Eve and in the early hours of New Year’s Day, there are ways to get home that will help you avoid a DWI and help you avoid killing yourself or killing others on the road.
(Above–Anything can happen out on the roads. Photo by Ervinpospisil)
Houston Metro buses and lite rail will be free from 6 PM until 6 AM on the night of the 31st and the morning of the 1st.
Houston AAA is offering free tows for folks. This offer includes people who are not AAA members.
For a free tow and ride home, the AAA number to call is 1-800-222-4357. Ask for a “tipsy tow” and an emergency roadside services truck will come to your location and take you and your car anywhere within 10 miles for free. Tows can be over 10 miles as well but the user will have to pay the excess mileage charges.
Or you can just call a cab.
Anybody who drives in our area knows that our roads are a freak show of anger and idiocy in the best of circumstances.
Here is a Houston Chronicle story about an area woman who was hit by an alleged drunk driver on Christmas Eve while she was out on her property checking her mailbox.
Don’t be part of a fully avoidable problem over the holiday weekend.
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