You’ve worked hard all week and deserve a little downtime with friends and family.
But if you go out to share an adult beverage or two, do NOT drive drunk. Ever. That’s especially true if there’s FREE towing and a ride home available.
And even if you’ve gotten away driving drunk before, the potential is always there to hurt yourself AND others — not to mention what a drunk driving conviction could do to your career.
Tow to Go is available in nine states on select weekends this year in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only).
The next big weekend Tow to Go is available is Cinco de Mayo, which can be notorious for binge drinking. Tow to Go is offered that weekend from Friday, May 3 through 6 a.m. on Monday, May 6.
Other weekends covered by Tow to Go for the rest of this year are: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and every day for nearly two weeks at the end of the year from Dec. 20 — Jan 2.
(Visit the Tow to Go web site and scroll down for a list of available holiday weekends AND the days that are covered for each holiday in 2019).
So, go ahead. Pick up your cell phone right now and store (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286–9246 if you live in one of the eligible states. Enter the holiday weekends in your calendar so you know when Tow to Go is available.
The service is courtesy of AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation and Budweiser.
According to AAA:
- Free confidential rides are available to AAA Members AND non-members.
- The AAA tow truck transports the vehicle and driver home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.
AAA said Tow to Go is provided "to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists. Tow to Go also enables AAA and Budweiser to remind the public to always plan ahead when celebrating with alcohol. That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation."
2019 Tow to Go Holiday Schedule
|Holidays||Date (Day) of Holiday||Days/Times Tow to Go is Provided|
|Super Bowl||February 3rd (Sunday)||Friday, February 1st — 6 a.m. on Monday, February 4th|
|St. Patrick's Day||March 17th (Sunday)||Friday, March 15th — 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18th|
|Cinco de Mayo||May 5th (Sunday)||Friday, May 3rd — 6 a.m. on Monday, May 6th|
|Memorial Day||May 27th (Monday)||Friday, May 24th — 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28th|
|Independence Day||July 4th (Thursday)||Wednesday, July 3rd — 6 a.m. on Friday, July 5th|
|Labor Day||September 2nd (Monday)||Friday, August 30th — 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd|
|Halloween||October 31st (Thursday)||Thursday, October 31st — 6 a.m. on Friday, November 1st|
|Thanksgiving||November 28nd (Thursday)||Wednesday, November 27th — 6 a.m. on Sunday, December 1st|
New Year’s Eve
|December 25th (Wednesday)|
December 31st (Tuesday)
|Friday, December 20th — 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 2nd 2020|
Important Tow to Go guidelines:
- Tow trucks can usually transport up to two people. If there are more people in your party, you will need to make other arrangements to get them home safely.
- You can’t make an appointment to use Tow to Go. It is designed as a safety net for those that did not plan ahead. Always choose a Designated Driver before you have your first drink.
- In some situations, AAA may need to make other arrangements to get an impaired individual a safe ride home.
- Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions.
Tow to Go is an Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation program. The mission of the foundation is to produce a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by our efforts.