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AAA Activates 'Tow to Go' for St. Patrick’s Day

AAA is activating ‘Tow to Go’ for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend in hopes that partygoers do not press their luck by driving impaired.

  • Tow to Go is active from 6 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 6 a.m. Monday, March 18.

How does it work? When someone calls Tow to Go, AAA dispatches a tow truck to transport the would-be impaired driver and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius. Since its inception, this life-saving program has removed more than 30,000 impaired drivers from the road within the states the program is offered. The service is free for anyone, yet AAA asks that it be treated as a last resort.

“We’re proud to provide an additional alternative to driving impaired,” said Gene LaDoucer, regional director of public affairs, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “We also remain committed to educating the public about the important of arranging for a safe ride before drinking alcohol or taking drugs.”

Options to consider first include:

  • Designating a sober driver.
  • Calling a family member or friend.
  • Staying at your current location.
  • Calling a taxi or ride service. Lyft users in North Dakota who want a sober ride can use code VZPATS24 to get $10 off their ride from March 15-17. The ND Sober Ride program is provided by Vision Zero and sponsored by AAA.

Sobering Statistics: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays on U.S. roadways. In 2020, more than 11,000 people died in drunk-driving crashes. Those deaths could have been avoided if the impaired drivers found a safe ride home instead of driving drunk. (NHTSA)


FL, GA, IA, MI, ND, NE, TN, WI, CO (Denver), NC (Charlotte), IN (Fort Wayne/South Bend)


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


  • Provided from 6 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 6 a.m. Monday, March 18.
  • Free and available to AAA members and non-members.
  • Confidential local ride for one person and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius.
  • Appointments cannot be scheduled in advance 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 celebrating.
  • 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.


About AAA - The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 64 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.