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AAA offers tips for staying safe tonight

Posted: December 31, 2012 8:53 a.m.
Updated: December 31, 2012 8:53 a.m.
 

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occur on New Year’s Day. Over the last New Year’s holiday, 25 people were killed in collisions throughout California and more than 1,200 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, the California Highway Patrol reported. The majority of those who died within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

AAA offers tips for a safer New Year’s when alcohol is involved:

- Ensure all guests have a ride to and from their destination in a car driven by a non-drinking designated driver

- Plan activities that take the focus away from drinking, and make non-alcoholic beverages readily available

- Serve high-protein snacks to slow down alcohol absorption

- Stop serving alcohol at least 90 minutes before a party ends, and serve guests coffee or dessert

- Take car keys from intoxicated guests who plan to drive home

Transportation options:
AAA Tipsy Tow
1-800-400-4222
Hours: New Year’s Eve
Details: Tipsy Tow service provides a complimentary ride and vehicle tow up to seven miles from the point of pickup to drivers who have consumed alcohol on New Year’s Eve. Tipsy Tow service is available to members and non-members.

Santa Clarita Valley Safe Rides
661-259-6330
Hours: New Year’s Eve 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Details: Confidential free ride home to teenagers only.
http://www.scvsaferides.com/

Yellow Star Cab Co.
661-288-7800
Hours: 24 hours a day
Complete taxi services for Santa Clarita, L.A. County, Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Quartz Hill, Little Rock, High Desert, Apple Valley and surrounding areas

 

 

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