VIDEO: AAA, Budweiser Offering ‘Tow-To-Go’ For Impaired Drivers This Super Bowl Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // February 2, 2017
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ABOVE VIDEO: This 2016 video helps explain the AAA “Tow-2-Go” Super Bowl weekend program.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 10,000 people were killed in crashes that involved an impaired driver in 2015.
That reflects the most recent data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To avoid becoming one of those tragic statistics, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a game plan to get home safely this weekend if they are celebrating away from home with alcohol.
This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating or finding another safe way home.
For those that did not plan ahead and need the Tow to Go program, it is available this Friday, February 3rd through 6am Monday morning, February 6th.
The following guidelines apply:
The Tow-to-Go service areas are located in the states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Nebraska and Iowa.
855- 2-TOW-2-GO or 855- 286-9246
- 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
- Tow to Go is provided in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Iowa
- Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
CLICK HERE for dates and availability throughout 2017
“Fans don’t let fans drive drunk,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA –The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation.
“If you’re going to be celebrating the big game with alcohol, please plan ahead so you and your loved ones get home safely.”
“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.
If you are hosting a party for the big game, please do so responsibly.
CLICK HERE to check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.
“We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”
Since its inception in 1998, Tow-to-Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest.
It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow-to-Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.
Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been cosponsors of the program since its inception in 1998.
Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers.
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