Need a ride New Year's Eve? Plenty of safe ways to get home

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) -- The city of Taylor is offering rides to people in Houston and the eastern part of Geneva counties tonight.

Eagle tow truck ahead of New Year's night and morning

There are many events going on New Year’s Eve in the Wiregrass.

Many will be celebrating with alcohol and Taylor leaders want to make sure they won't follow up those drinks by driving under the influence.

From midnight until 4 a.m. on January 1, the mayor, city employees and the police will pick you up free of charge.

All you have to do is call the city, give your number and location of where you are and they will take you home.

"It's all about safety,” Taylor Police Chief Garry Hughes said. “We want everybody to go home and have a good new year and start it out right without any wrecks, fatalities or injuries."

Eagle Towing and Recovery will also be offering free rides home for you and your vehicle New Year’s Eve.

This is something Eagle Towing has been doing for more than 30 years after a family member passed away due to a drunk driver.

New Year's Eve is the second booziest holiday behind "Fat Tuesday".

AAA is offering their Tow-for-Life program from now until 6 a.m. tomorrow.

It is no charge to tow.

"They save lives,” Eagle Towing and Recovery Owner Mark Smith said. “We do a lot of these every year. It's a program that really works and it really helps a lot of folks. Triple A wouldn't be involved in it if it didn't mean something."

Smith wants to emphasize the importance of using the 1-800 number offered by AAA’s Tow-for-Life program.

For a Taylor City official call (334)596-1923 and for a Tow-for-Life program call 1-800-222-4357