OMAHA – Members with The Auto Club Group (AAA) is advising motorists to plan ahead if they will be out celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
According to a release from AAA, this means choosing a designated driver, staying where they are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of safe transportation.
For those that did not plan ahead, Tow to Go will be there to provide a safe way home and help to prevent needless tragedies caused by impaired driving. AAA members and non-members can call for Tow to Go from 6 p.m. on Monday, March 16 through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18. AAA will then safely transport the driver and vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Midwest and Southeast. 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 drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. AAA-The Auto Club Group provides Tow To Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.
Each year, more than 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes on our nation’s roadways. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offenses are costly and on average, a DWI conviction can cost $10,000 in attorney’s fees, fines, court costs, lost wages, higher insurance rates and more. Always celebrate by planning ahead with a safe ride home.
Tow to Go service areas will be in Nebraska, Iowa, Florida, Michigan, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne/South Bend only). Call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.
Tow To Go Guidelines:
- Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
- The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home
- Free and available to AAA members and non-members
- Tow To Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
- Visit www.AAA.com/TowtoGofor more information