Safety Initiative Helps to Keep Impaired Drivers off the Roadways
OMAHA, NE. (January 30, 2020) – AAA-The Auto Club Group is reminding football fans that before the Super Bowl celebrations begin, create a game plan that includes providing options to ensure everyone makes it home safely. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating, or finding another safe way home like the Tow to Go program.
AAA-The Auto Club Group provides Tow to Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving. Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. 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 service technicians and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
The following guidelines apply:
- Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
- Free and available to AAA members and non-members
- The AAA service vehicle transports the driver and their car
- Tow to Go is provided in Iowa, Nebraska, and several other states
- Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
- In some situations, AAA may need to make other arrangements to get an impaired individual a safe ride home. Details are posted at www.AAA.com/TowtoGo.
You can’t make an appointment to use Tow to Go. It is designed as a safety net for those that did not plan ahead. Always choose a Designated Driver before the celebration begins.
Tow To Go will be offered in Iowa, Nebraska, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Indiana (Fort Wayne/South Bend) during the Super Bowl weekend from 6 pm on Friday, January 31, through 6 am on Monday February 3. Those needing a safe way home can call 855-2TOW2GO or 855-286-9246.
Know the Risks:
• In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes on U.S. roadways, accounting for 29% of all crash fatalities.
• The consequences of drunk driving can often be not only fatal – they can be expensive too. Drunk drivers face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and many other unanticipated expenses, including attorney’s fees, court costs, car towing/storage fees, and lost wages due to time off from work. In fact, the average DUI court case costs approximately $10,000.
• Refusing to take a breath test can result in arrest, loss of your driver’s license, and impoundment of your vehicle.
In addition to the Super Bowl weekend, Tow to Go will be offered during most major celebratory holidays including St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas/New Year’s Eve holiday period. Visit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2020.
About AAA - 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, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina 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 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.