MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 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.
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The Tow to Go program will provide safe rides home to intoxicated drivers Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1.
“Last year, one of the busiest weekends for Tow to Go was Thanksgiving,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, AAA—The Auto Club Group. “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.”READ MORE: What we know about the victims of the Texas school shooting
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 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.