Start the Summer with a Safe Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 25, 2018- 3:02 p.m.
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 24, 2018) — As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is one of the most popular travel weekends of the year. AAA predicts nearly 42 million people will travel during the holiday, with almost 37 million traveling by automobile, which is the highest number since 2005.
With so many vehicles on the road for the long weekend, AAA and its Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation encourage motorists to plan ahead for getting home safely, especially when alcohol consumption may be involved. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation. To ensure everyone celebrates Memorial Day responsibly and impaired drivers stay off the roads, AAA, the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, and Budweiser are offering their Tow to Go program this weekend.
“We want everyone to have a safe Memorial Day weekend, and we urge travelers to make arrangements for safe transportation and to avoid driving impaired,” said Amy Stracke, managing director of traffic safety advocacy for AAA — The Auto Club Group and executive director of the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “Tow to Go is a lifesaving resource for people who need a secure way to get home without putting someone’s life at risk.”
Tow to Go, now in its 20th year, has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and the Midwest since 1998. Tow to Go is designed to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists by providing them a free, confidential ride home or somewhere safe within 10-miles.
“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.”
Tow to Go is available starting Friday, May 25, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 and is available by calling (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.