MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Don’t rely on luck to get home safely over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, choose a designated driver. If you don’t have one, and you can’t drive yourself, AAA and Bud Light will help with its “Tow to Go” program which helps keep drunk drivers off the road.
The “Tow to Go” program 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 March 14th through the 18th.
“This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home on the holiday weekend,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “St. Patrick’s Day is on a Monday this year so people may be inclined to celebrate throughout the holiday weekend and they need to have a plan for a designated driver before they have their first drink.”
Triple-A says since its inception in 1998, ‘Tow to Go’ has kept more than 23,000 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 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.