SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Free “tipsy tow” services will be available Friday during California’s first 4/20 cannabis celebration with legalized recreational marijuana, according to AAA.
Services will be available from 4:20 p.m. Friday to 4:20 a.m. Saturday. Tow trucks will provide a free ride home and a vehicle tow up to 10 miles. A standard towing rate will apply to any longer distance.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In East Oakland
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AAA officials said people do not have to be AAA members to use the service and anyone can call (800) AAA-HELP and say they need a “tipsy tow.”READ MORE: Fremont Police Surround Home Following Shooting; 1 Injured
Tipsy tow services have always been available on days like New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day since the 1990s, but AAA officials said this is the first marijuana-related campaign since dispensaries in California began selling recreational marijuana on Jan. 1.
The non-profit AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that fatal crashes involving drivers who had recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug.MORE NEWS: California AG Becerra Warns Of Tacked-On COVID Fees Consumer May Not Have To Pay
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