In 2015, 30 people (25 percent of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick's Day holiday period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During post-party hours, between midnight and 5:59 a.m., nearly a third of crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. To help fight impaired driving this year, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a plan to get home safely if they are celebrating with alcohol. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating or finding another safe way home.
For those who didn't plan ahead and need the Tow to Go program, it is available Friday, March 17t through 6 a.m. Sunday, March 19.
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 is provided in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Nebraska and Iowa
- Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions
- Visit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2017
If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who didn't plan ahead when drinking away from home on holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow to Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.