AAA Tow to Go offers free rides home
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is one of the most popular travel weekends of the year. AAA predicts nearly 42 million people will travel during the holiday, with almost 37 million traveling by automobile, which is the highest number since 2005.
With so many vehicles on the road for the long weekend, AAA and its Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation encourage motorists to plan ahead for getting home safely, especially when alcohol consumption may be involved. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation. To ensure everyone celebrates Memorial Day responsibly and impaired drivers stay off the roads, AAA, the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, and Budweiser are offering their Tow to Go program this weekend.
“We want everyone to have a safe Memorial Day weekend, and we urge travelers to make arrangements for safe transportation and to avoid driving impaired,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Tow to Go is a lifesaving resource for people who need a secure way to get home without putting someone’s life at risk.”
Tow to Go, now in its 20th year, has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and the Midwest since 1998. Tow to Go is designed to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists by providing them a free, confidential ride home or somewhere safe within 10-miles.
“The Tow To Go program is an effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”
Tow to Go is available starting Friday, May 25, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 and is available by calling (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.
The following guidelines apply to the Tow to Go program:
Tow To Go Service Areas
Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only)
(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
• Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
• The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home
• Free and available to AAA members and non-members
• Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
• Visit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2018
• If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.