OMAHA – Don’t drive impaired, call 855-286-9246 for a safe ride this weekend.
According to a release from the Auto Club Group, AAA will be working to keep impaired drivers off the road during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The ‘Tow to Go’ program provides transportation for the would-be impaired driver and their vehicle.
Tow to Go will be active from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 to 6 a.m. Monday, November 28, available in Nebraska and Iowa and should be treated as a last resort.
AAA has offered Tow to Go during major holidays for almost 25 years. During that time, AAA has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the road.
When someone calls Tow 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.
Tow to Go service areas will be Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Michigan; North Dakota; Nebraska; Tennessee; Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; Charolette, North Carolina as well as Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana.
Call 855-286-9246 to reach the Tow to Go phone line.
Nationwide, AAA expects this to be the third-busiest Thanksgiving on the roads in history. Crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proves that combining cocktails with crowded roads can be deadly. During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from 2016-2020, over 800 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver (NHTSA).
Brian Ortner, AAA –Nebraska said, “AAA is proud to offer this service to help everyone make it home safely this Thanksgiving. Alcohol, drugs and even prescription medications can affect your ability to drive. So don’t put yourself at risk. Find a designated driver or ridesharing program. If you’re tempted to drive impaired, call AAA instead and we’ll get you to a safe location.”