One in five consumers (20%) said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
“It’s unsettling that we still have a significant number of people that have never used a designated driver when they are drinking away from home,” said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice president, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “With so many travelers this holiday weekend, it’s more important than ever to plan ahead and celebrate safely.”
Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Wednesday through Saturday night. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.
“The Tow to Go program is a very effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent drunk driving,” said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are very thankful to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 23,000 impaired drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides the Tow to Go service because it helps keep all motorists safe from the dangers of drunk driving.
In Tennessee, Georgia or Florida, call Tow-to-Go toll free at (855) 2-TOW-2GO or (855) 286-9246.
Tow to Go Services:
- Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location
- Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee
- Free and available to both AAA members and non-members
- The AAA service vehicle transports the driver and their car