15 March 2019

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:

Stephanie Milani, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, AAA -- The Auto Club Group,
(865) 862-9252 office, (865) 556-2927 cell,
SMilani@AutoClubGroup.aaa.com

 

AAA ACTIVATES ‘TOW TO GO’ FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Tennesseans can call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO for a confidential safe ride home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 15, 2018) — AAA and Budweiser will team up once again to provide ‘Tow to Go’ this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day.  The service aims to prevent Tennesseans from driving while impaired, by providing a complimentary ride for the driver and their vehicle. You do not have to be a AAA member to use this service.

Visit AAA.com/TowToGo to learn more.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays on U.S. roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • From 2013-2017, a total of 234 lives were lost due to drunk-driving crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday periods.
  • In 2017, 59 people (37% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period.
  • View additional stats here.


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

“Tow to Go saves lives, it’s that simple,” said Stephanie Milani, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Despite the availability of ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, people still make the critical mistake of driving while impaired. In some cases, that’s because people don’t want to leave their personal vehicle at a bar. This St. Patrick’s Day, we have no excuse for driving impaired. If you call Tow to Go, we’ll make sure you and your vehicle are taken care of, for free.”

The Tow to Go program is available from Friday, March 15 through Monday, March 18 at 6 a.m.


The following guidelines apply to the Tow to Go program:

  • 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
  • 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 from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation 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 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 9.8 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.