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‘Tow to Go’ service offered for St. Paddy’s Day

By Staff | Mar 16, 2016

AAA is offering drivers who don’t have the option of a designated driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating another safe choice this St. Patrick’s Day.

For those with no other option, “Tow to Go” will be offered to provide a safe way home. Whether drivers are a AAA member or not, they can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime this Thursday, March 17, through 6 a.m. on Friday, March 18.

AAA will then safely transport the driver and vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

“Impaired driving can ruin more than just a good celebration,” said Amy Stracke, managing director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA The Auto Club Group and executive director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation, in a prepared statement. “Please plan ahead to make sure you and your loved ones make it home safely.”

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast, according to AAA.

“The service is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home,” a release from AAA states. “It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides the Tow to Go service because it helps keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.”

The program has been cosponsored by Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers since its inception.

“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, in the statement. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”

For Tow to Go Service in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.

Source: AAA