MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road over the holidays, the AAA Auto Club has teamed up with Bud Light for their ‘Tow to Go’ program which offers a confidential ride home and tow – both free of charge.
You don’t even have to be a AAA member.
The Tow to Go program will provide safe rides home to intoxicated drivers from December 20 – January 1.
“Around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyone’s responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver if you have been drinking.”
Triple-A says since its inception in 1998, ‘Tow to Go’ has kept more than 22,000 drunk drivers off the roads and saved twice as many lives since it was designed to protect everyone on the roads, not just the intoxicated driver.
The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
The number to call is (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.
Important Tow To Go Guidelines:
- It’s a confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location
- You can’t make an appointment to use the Tow to Go service, it is designed to be used as a last resort so have a designated driver before you have your first drink.
- If a person is too intoxicated to be safely transported in a tow truck, AAA may need to contact law enforcement to assist with getting the intoxicated individual a safe ride home.
- The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home.