Free Bay Area transit options try to discourage drunk driving

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There are plenty of free alternatives to driving in the Bay Area and many hope it will discourage people from driving drunk. (KGO-TV)

New Year's Eve authorities were watching for drunk drivers very closely. For people in the Bay Area, there were a lot of alternatives to getting behind the wheel.

At midnight, many people pack their cars with friends and family members to head home from New Year's Eve celebrations. People we spoke with said they were so thankful to hear there were so many options to keep drunk drivers off the roads.

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Caltrain was free with extended service after midnight. BART has extended hours. VTA bus and light rail are free until 5 a.m. on New Year's Day. And AAA is offering free tipsy tows to take drivers and their cars home. It is free for the first 10 miles.

CHP officials want to remind people you don't have to be over the legal limit to be considered an impaired driver.

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