VIDEO: Tow To Go Program Starts Friday and is Available Through 6 a.m. Tuesday Morning

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433 killed due to alcohol-related crashes during Labor Day Holiday in 2016

ABOVE VIDEO: Considered one of the deadliest times on the roads, Labor Day weekend saw 433 roadway fatalities due to alcohol-related crashes in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — From the unofficial end of summer to one of the first weekends of college football, Labor Day brings plenty of reasons to celebrate. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend’s festivities can also create more danger on the roadways.

Considered one of the deadliest times on the roads, Labor Day weekend saw 433 roadway fatalities due to alcohol-related crashes in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Whether that involves attending a family barbeque, hosting a party, or visiting the local sports bar, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead to celebrate safely.

That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where they are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.

For those that did not plan ahead and need the Tow To Go program, it will run from Friday, Aug. 31, through Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6 a.m. and is available by calling (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. The following guidelines apply:

The Tow-To-Go Service area phone number is  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
  • Tow to Go is provided in Florida
  • Tow To Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
  • Click here for dates and availability throughout 2018

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.

“Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family,” said Amy Stracke, Executive Director for AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation.

“Please plan ahead to make sure all of your loved ones get home safely – especially when alcohol is involved.”

“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.”

ABOVE VIDEO: John Pecchio of AAA talks about The Tow To Go program.

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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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