03 December 2018

 

MEDIA ALERT

CONTACT:

Matt Nasworthy
Florida Public Affairs Director
AAA – The Auto Club Group
(813) 288-7983 office, (727) 225-9732 cell,
mnasworthy@aaasouth.com

Hugh Shields
Marketing Administrator
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
(941) 234-7802 cell,
hugh.shields@gceagle.com


AAA, BUDWEISER (ANHEUSER-BUSCH) CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES

25,000 Impaired Drivers Removed From Roadways

WHAT: 

The Tow to Go program prevents impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists, as well as their own. It offers a safety net to those who would otherwise drive impaired by providing them and their vehicle a free, local ride to a safe location. Since 1998, the Tow to Go program has taken more than 25,000 impaired drivers off the road.

To recognize the 20th Anniversary of the Tow to Go program, AAA will hold a press conference at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Sarasota. AAA – The Auto Club Group partners with Budweiser (Anheuser Busch) and its wholesaler partners to offer this life-saving program.

WHY:             

Last year, nearly 11,000 people died from crashes involving drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08g/dL or higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  An average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurs every 49 minutes. According to NHTSA’s 2017 data, 27% of the fatalities that occurred in Florida were due to impaired driving.

WHEN:          

Wednesday, December 5th at 2:00 pm EST

WHERE:        

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
7051 Wireless Court
Sarasota, FL 34240

 

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.