AAA, Budweiser offer free Tow to Go program to keep impaired drivers off the road

30 October 2019

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The scariest thing about Halloween may not be trick or treating in a costume, but driving a vehicle impaired. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an impaired driver was involved in almost half of the crash fatalities (44%) on Halloween night from 2012-2016. Halloween is also one of the top 3 days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. To help keep impaired drivers off the road this Halloween, AAA and Budweiser have teamed up to provide their Tow to Go program, a free service for both AAA members and non-members that provides safe rides home for those who did not plan ahead.

“For the safety of all those out on Halloween night, please don’t ever drive impaired,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Have a plan in place to get home safely before you ever have your first drink.”

Tow to Go services are available from Thursday, October 31st – Friday, November 1st at 6 am.

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. Visit AAA.com/TowToGo to learn more

GUIDELINES

  • AAA tow truck transports the vehicle and the driver to a safe location within a 10 mile radius
  • Free and available to AAA members and non-members
  • Based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume
  • Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
  • If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide to learn more.
  • Visit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2019

Tow to Go Service Areas

Phone Number

Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska,
Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only)  

(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

 

About Anheuser-Busch
Anheuser-Busch and its employees build on a legacy of corporate social responsibility by focusing on three key areas: promoting alcohol responsibility, preserving and protecting the environment and supporting local communities. In the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have invested more than $1 billion in preventing drunk driving and underage drinking and promoting responsible retailing and advertising. Anheuser-Busch reduced total water use at its breweries by nearly 50 percent over the last 10 years. The company has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. Each year Anheuser-Busch and its Foundation invest approximately $20 million in donations to charitable organizations that help in local communities. The company also has provided over 76 million cans of emergency drinking water to people impacted by natural and other disasters since 1988. Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

About The Auto Club Group 
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.