FREE Tow to Go plan for Independence Day Weekend

posted by Beth Walters -

AAA AND BUDWEISER ASK ALL MOTORISTS TO CELEBRATE SAFELY

Tow to Go Program Available Starting this Friday through Independence Day

 With over 44 million Americans traveling  50 miles or more, this Independence Day holiday will be the most traveled ever. That could also make it the most dangerous ever when that increased traffic is combined with holiday related impaired driving. To help reduce needless tragedies this weekend through July 4th, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead if they are out celebrating. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating or finding another safe way home.

For those that did not plan ahead and need the Tow To Go program, it is available Friday, June 30th through 6am Wednesday morning, July 5th.  The following guidelines apply:

Tow To Go Service Area

Phone Number

FL, GA, TN, NE, IA, ND, and IN (Fort Wayne and South Bend)

(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

Tow To Go Guidelines:

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 is provided in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee,  Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only)

Tow To Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions

Visit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2017

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.

“If you’re going out to celebrate America’s independence, please plan ahead to make sure you and your loved ones get home safely,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “It only takes one impaired driver to turn a celebration into a tragedy for so many others.”

“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.”

Since its inception in 1998, Tow To Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow To Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.

Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been cosponsors of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers.


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