AAA will be working to keep impaired drivers off the road during the year-end holidays.
The Auto Club Group is activating its Tow to Go program, which provides transportation for the would-be impaired driver and their vehicle.
Tow to Go is active from 6 p.m. Friday, December 23rd – 6 a.m. Monday, January 2nd. The number to call for Tow to Go is 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-286-9246. It should be treated as a last resort. AAA has offered Tow to Go during major holidays for nearly 25 years.
During that time, AAA has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the road.
How does it work? When someone calls Two to Go, AAA dispatches a tow truck to transport the would-be impaired driver and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius.
The service is free for anyone, yet AAA asks that it be treated as a last resort.
Crash data from NHTSA proves that combining cocktails with crowded roads can be deadly. From Christmas to New Year’s in 2020, there were 209 drunk-driving related fatalities nationwide.
“‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and family and AAA is proud to offer this service to help everyone make it home for the holidays safely,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The greatest gift you can give this holiday season is your presence, so be sure to plan for a safe ride home before the celebrations begin. Alcohol, drugs and even prescription medications can affect your ability to drive and cause unnecessary risks for everyone on the roadway. If you’re tempted to drive impaired, call AAA instead and we’ll transport you and your vehicle to a safe location.”
Once again, the number to call for Tow to Go is 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-286-9246.