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AAA: TOW TO GO PROGRAM AVAILABLE THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

Motorists can call (855)2-TOW-2-GO for a safe, confidential ride

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 3, 2019) — While Independence Day celebrations are traditionally known for outdoor events, fireworks and family get-togethers, the iconic U.S. holiday has become notorious for crashes and fatalities on the road. As a record breaking 41.4 million Americans hit the road for Independence Day, AAA is reminding motorists to celebrate safely and take steps ahead of time to avoid getting behind the wheel impaired.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 237 lives were lost over the 2017 Independence Day holiday period due to drunk-driving related crashes, making it one of the deadliest holidays on our nation's roads.

"Under no circumstance is it ever okay to drink and drive," said Stephanie Milani, TN Public Affairs Director, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "If you're going to be out drinking or hosting a party where alcohol will be available, please plan ahead so everyone gets home safely."

The Tow to Go program is available Wednesday, July 3 through 6 a.m. on Friday, July 5 in the following areas:

Tow to Go Service Areas

Phone Number

Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only)

(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

Tow To Go Guidelines:

  • Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles.
  • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home.
  • Free and available to AAA members and non-members.
  • Based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
  • Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions.
  • If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.
  • Visit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2019.

Since 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and the Midwest. AAA through its Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation and Budweiser provide this program 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.

About AAA – The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.