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AAA Activates Tow To Go For Christmas Thru NYE

AAA is once again offering Tow to Go – in select states, including Michigan- during the final week of the holiday season, serving as the last line of defense to keep impaired drivers off the road.

AAA is once again offering Tow to Go – in select states, including Michigan- during the final week of the holiday season, serving as the last line of defense to keep impaired drivers off the road.

The AAA Tow to Go service has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the road. When called, a tow truck transports the would-be impaired driver and their vehicle to a safe place within a 10-mile radius. The service is free, yet AAA asks that it be treated as a backup plan.

AAA says approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the 2019 Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday periods, there were more drunk driving related fatalities (210) than during any other holiday period that year across the U.S.

Adrienne Woodland, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group, says, quote, “Driving impaired doesn’t only endanger yourself, but risks the lives of all the adults and children you share the road with,” She adds, AAA is proud to provide this life-saving program during the holidays. Yet we still urge people to identify a safe ride home before they party, and treat Tow to Go as their last resort.”

Tow to go is provided from 6pm Friday, December 24th to 6am Monday, January 3rd.

It is free and available to AAA members and non-members.

Michigan residents can call 855-2-TOW-2-GO for a safe ride.