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AAA to have Tow to Go for the weekend

POSTED: November 27, 2013 7:02 p.m.

Nearly one in four, 23 percent, of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet five in 10, 48 percent, reported they have never been a designated driver.

To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Thanksgiving weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and is offered from Nov. 2- Dec. 1. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride.

“Last year, one of the busiest weekends for Tow to Go was Thanksgiving,” said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice president for automotive services, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home.”

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 15 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways.

“The Tow to Go program is a simple and effective way to help prevent drunk driving,” said Kathy Casso, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, Anheuser-Busch.  “We are proud to join forces with AAA and their team of roadside assistance service vehicle drivers on this great program that helps to keep our roads safe.”

Tow to Go services include:

Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a      safe location Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and TennesseeFree and available to both AAA members and non-membersThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver      home   

To reach Tow to Go call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO, or (855) 286-9246.

 

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