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TowTimes.com - AAA Activates Tow to Go for Thanksgiving


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Source: AAA press release:


AAA Tow to Go is back in time for the Thanksgiving holiday to keep impaired drivers off the road.


Since 1998, AAA Tow to Go has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from the road. Tow to Go is available Wednesday through Monday in select locations. 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.


“AAA is proud to bring back this life-saving program this Thanksgiving,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Now as millions of Americans get behind the wheel this holiday weekend, none of them will have an excuse for driving impaired. However, we still strongly encourage people to plan ahead and identify a safe ride home, and treat Tow to Go as their last resort.”


According to national data from NHTSA, there were 10,142 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers impaired by alcohol in all of 2019. Of those fatalities, 417 occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tow To Go service areas are FL, GA, IA, MI, ND, NE, TN, WI, CO (Denver), NC (Charlotte) and IN (Fort Wayne/South Bend.)


Available dates are 6:00 PM Wednesday, November 24 – 6:00 AM Monday, November 29.



• 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 miles radius.
• AAA service vehicles are limiting passengers to one (1) per vehicle, with face mask/covering, in accordance with established COVID-19 safety protocols. Additional passengers need to make other arrangements.
• 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.


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Nope, stopped it years ago after our insurance agent siad the liability of transporting the impaired person was far to great. We will however impound the vehicle and the owner can retrieve it within 48 hours FREE OF CHARGE. We have done this a few times they often hand over the keys and find a ride home. Reason being they don't want to leave their vehicle at the location overnight.

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