BURNSVILLE, MN – AAA will be providing safe transportation for impaired drivers and their vehicles during Labor Day weekend.
According to a release, the Auto Club Group is reactivating the ‘Tow to Go’ program from 6 p.m. Friday, September 2 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 6. This should be treated as a last resort.
‘Tow to Go’ service areas include Nebraska with a contact number of 855-286-9246.
AAA ‘Tow to Go’ has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the road. When called, 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, yet AAA asks that it be treated as a backup plan.
Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day – that’s one person every 52 minutes.
AAA officials state if you plan to celebrate the unofficial end of summer this weekend, make sure your plans include a safe ride home. Driving impaired is never a good idea, especially on a busy holiday weekend. Whatever you do, don’t drive impaired. If you can’t find a safe ride, call ‘Tow to Go’ and AAA can give you a lift.
Appointments cannot be scheduled in advance to use ‘Tow to Go’ as it is designed as a safety net for those that did not plan ahead. In some situations, AAA may need to make other arrangements to get an impaired individual a safe ride home. The program may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions.