AAA Will Offer Tow to Go Service to Help Prevent Impaired Driving

22 August 2019

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OMAHA, NE (August 22, 2019) – With the upcoming holiday period, along with a weekend filled with football and other sporting events, many Nebraskans will be out celebrating this Labor Day weekend. Whether that involves attending a family barbeque, hosting a Husker party, or visiting a local sports bar, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead by making arrangements for a safe ride home by choosing a Designated Driver or arranging for another form of safe transportation.

“Labor Day weekend provides a great opportunity to get together with friends and family, but a celebration should never turn into a tragedy because someone made a poor decision to drive while impaired,” said Rose White, Public Affairs Director for AAA-The Auto Club Group.

For those that don’t plan ahead, Tow to Go will provide a safe way home.  AAA members and non-members can call for Tow to Go service anytime Friday, Aug. 30 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 3.  AAA will then safely transport them and tow their vehicle to a safe location within 10 miles.

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the roadways.  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.

 

  Tow to Go Service Area

  Phone Number

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

  (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

 

Tow to Go Guidelines:

  • Free confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
  • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home; can usually transport up to two people in the cab of the truck.
  • Available to AAA members and non-members
  • Tow to Go may not be available in some rural areas or during severe weather.
  • Visit AAA.com/TowtoGo for more details.

“You can’t make an appointment to use Tow to Go,” stated White.  “It is designed as a safety net for those that did not plan ahead.  Always choose a Designated Driver before you have your first drink.”

Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been co-sponsors 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.

 

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 9.6 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 59 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.