Don’t Mix Your Boos With Booze This Halloween, Tow to Go Program Available Halloween Night
By Space Coast Daily // October 31, 2017
CALL: (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Halloween is scarier than you think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 40 percent of all fatal crashes on Halloween involve a drunk driver.
AAA and Budweiser want to fight that fright by asking all motorists to plan ahead if they are celebrating with alcohol. 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 is available Tuesday, October 31 through 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, November 1.
THE NUMBER TO CALL 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, Georgia, Tennessee, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only) and Wisconsin (Wausau only)
• Tow To Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
• Visit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2017
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.
“More pedestrians are on the road Halloween night than any other evening and most of those are children,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director for the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “Motorists should be extra cautious and not endanger others by driving distracted or impaired.”
“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.”
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.
Visit www.AAA.com/foundation for more information.
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