As Arizona car accident lawyers, we want to let everyone know about a service provided by the Automobile Association of America (AAA) called “Tipsy Tow.” The service was launched in 2009 and offers a free one-way ride/tow home to drivers and one passenger who have been drinking. The available dates for December 2011 are Saturday, December 24, 2011 from 6 p.m. until Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6 a.m., as well as Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 6 a.m. Any drivers who have been drinking can participate; they do not have to be a member of AAA. Also, anyone can call on behalf of the driver, including restaurant or bar staff, friends, family members, and more. The number is 1-800-AAA-HELP.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
According to AAA, there were almost 40,000 car accidents involving drunk drivers between the years of 2004 and 2009. There were also approximately 230,000 DUI arrests in Arizona within that same time period. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) released a study that reported nine fatal car accidents during Christmas of 2010, resulting in 10 people killed. Three of those car accidents were alcohol related. In 2009, there were seven people killed in Christmas car accidents and two people killed in 2008. The years 2006 and 2007 had even higher fatality rates, with 13 and 12 people killed in Christmas car accidents, respectively.
Contact an Arizona Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
As Arizona drunk driving accident attorneys, we know there are plenty of safe drivers out there who would never drive drunk and who always obey traffic rules. However, we also know that these same drivers can easily be injured by someone who isn’t obeying the law. While AAA has a great program to cut down on the number of alcohol-related car accidents in Arizona, accidents can still happen. If you are injured in an alcohol-related car accident in Arizona, contact the Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. for a free consultation.