AAA of Utah is offering this New Year's Eve to give people and their cars a free ride home, beginning at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Anyone can use the service, not just AAA members. Rides will be offered to destinations up to five miles away.

To arrange a ride, call 800-222-4357, but no reservations will be taken in advance.

Rolayne Fairclough, spokeswoman for AAA of Utah, said the goal of the free ride is to get intoxicated people off the road. In 2006, nearly 17,000 people in the United States died in alcohol-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"If you have been drinking, don't get behind the wheel," Fairclough said. "Give AAA a call and we'll make sure you get home safely."