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AAA Offers Tow to Go for St. Patrick's Day

March 16, 2019---9:20 A.M.

PRESS RELEASE

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, festivals and celebrations are likely to see larger-than-normal crowds, with more vehicles and pedestrians on the roadways.

AAA is reminding motorists to celebrate safely and take steps ahead of time to avoid getting behind the wheel impaired. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2013-2017, a total of 234 lives were lost due to drunk-driving related crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, making it one of the deadliest holidays on our nation's roads.

“Celebrating safely is not a matter of luck,” said Amy Stracke, executive director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be out drinking or hosting a party where alcohol will be available, please plan ahead so everyone gets home safely.”

The Tow to Go program is available Friday, March 15 through 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18 in the following areas:

Tow to Go Service Areas

Phone Number

Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only)

(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.
  • Based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
  • Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • Visit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2019.

 

Since 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and the Midwest. AAA through its Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation and Budweiser provide this program to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists. Tow to Go also enables AAA and Budweiser to remind the public to always plan ahead when celebrating with alcohol. That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.

“The Tow to Go program is a smart option to promote the use of designated drivers and help reduce impaired driving,” said Adam Warrington, vice president, corporate social responsibility at Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to make our roadways safer during the holidays.”