AAA Offering Tow To Go During Super Bowl Weekend To Prevent Drunk Driving

By on February 3, 2018 in WNDB News

Florida – AAA and Budweiser are teaming up to make sure everyone planning on drinking this Super Bowl Sunday has a plan to get home safely, whether it is having a designated driver, using a cab or ride-sharing service, staying where you are, or using AAA’s Tow to Go service.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 10,497 traffic crash fatalities involving drunk or impaired drivers during 2016. If you plan on drinking to celebrate the big game, you are urged to arrange a safe way home. If you find yourself without a safety plan, you are encouraged to use the Tow to Go program.

“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch, Katja Zastrow. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”

Tow to Go will be available to Florida drivers beginning on Friday, February 2, through 6 AM on Monday, February 5. Tow to Go offers a confidential ride and vehicle tow to a safe location within 10 miles. The service is free to AAA members and non-members, but the service may not be available in rural areas or during instances of severe weather. To learn more about the program and availability go to www.AAA.com/TowtoGo.

(Chart courtesy of AAA)

If you are hosting a party, you are asked to be a responsible host by following the guidelines in the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation’s Great Pretenders Party Guide.

“Nobody wins when fans drive drunk,” said Managing Director of AAA’s Traffic Safety Advocacy and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation, Amy Stracke. “If you’re going to be celebrating the big game with alcohol, please plan ahead so everybody wins and your loved ones get home safely.”

Since 1998, AAA and Anheuser-Busch’s Tow to Go program has provided rides to over 25,000 individuals in the Southeast and Midwest who may have otherwise driven impaired. The service targets those who did not have a plan to get home safely before starting to drink away from home. The service is based on the availability of drivers during high call volumes. Anheuser-Busch also works with bars and restaurants to prevent the over-serving of customers.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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