OK (KSWO)- Many of you in school are already enjoying some time away from the classroom on spring break this week. But Oklahoma Highway Patrol wants you to keep safety in mind. They expect an increase of drivers on the roads, and also more who may drink and drive.
"Drinks, drugs, anything that can impair your driving… We are going to be out there and we are going to take action." State Trooper Jake Mackey along with all OHP troopers will be watching out for those being reckless on the road.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly half of all college students binge drink. Spring Break is when we see those numbers get worse.
AAA Oklahoma is offering free rides home for St. Patrick’s Day partiers and their vehicles at no charge this year, if drivers feel unsafe behind the wheel after drinking. This community service is available at no charge to AAA members and non-members alike.
Tipsy Tow is a free alternative to possibly getting a DUI. It’s available from noon on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, until 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, in metro Tulsa, metro Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Tahlequah, Enid, Ardmore, Lawton and Shawnee.
To access Tipsy Tow, call 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and say, “I need a Tipsy Tow.” AAA will come get you and your vehicle and make sure both get home safely, no questions asked, within a 15-mile radius from point of pick up.