ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA will be working to keep drunk drivers off the road this Labor Day weekend.
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The auto giant is reactivating its “Tow to Go” service from Sept. 2-6.
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The program was created to provide safe transportation for impaired drivers and their cars.
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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Are you traveling for Labor Day weekend? Our top three domestic destinations this year are Seattle, Orlando and Las Vegas.— AAA Florida (@AAAFlorida) August 30, 2022
If you're driving to your destination - make sure you have your emergency kit stocked and your car tuned up before hitting the road. pic.twitter.com/xGZnVZWVJN
The service is free, but AAA asks that it be used only as a backup plan.
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“If you plan to celebrate the unofficial end of summer this weekend, make sure your plans include a safe ride home,” AAA’s Mark Jenkins said.
But AAA knows that things don’t always go as planned.
And in citing a statistic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — that 28 people in the US die in drunk-driving crashes every day — Jenkins made one thing clear.
“Whatever you do, don’t drive impaired. If you can’t find a safe ride, call Tow to Go and AAA can give you a lift,” Jenkins said.
Here’s the number to call: (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
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- Starts Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m.
- Ends Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6 a.m.
- Free and available to both AAA members and non-members.
- Confidential ride for one person and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius.
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