AAA’s ‘Tow to Go’ returns Independence Day weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA will be working to keep drunk drivers off the road this Fourth of July weekend.


The auto giant is reactivating its “Tow to Go” service from July 1- 5.

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The program was created to provide safe transportation for impaired drivers and their cars.

“The roads will already be extremely crowded this weekend, and adding alcohol just raises the risk of a deadly crash,” AAA’s Mark Jenkins said.

The service works by dispatching a tow truck driver to meet up with a person who is unfit to operate their vehicle.

The tow truck then transports the impaired driver and his or her car to a safe location within a 10-mile radius of the pickup spot.

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AAA said Tow to Go should be treated as a backup plan and used only as a last resort.

“As you lock-in your party plans, be sure to also setup a safe ride. If those plans fall through, call Tow to Go and AAA can give you a lift,” Jenkins said.

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The program will run between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Drivers can call 855-2-TOW-2-GO or 855-286-9246.

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