Free tow service returns to cut down on impaired driving

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, and AAA is advising partygoers not to “press their luck by driving impaired.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays on U.S. roads, due to drunk-driving crashes.

To that end, Tow to Go is back for the holiday weekend. The free AAA towing service is active from 6 p.m. Saturday evening until 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

When an impaired would-be driver calls Tow to Go, AAA dispatches a tow truck to take the driver and vehicle to a safe place within 10 miles away. The service is free of charge.

AAA roadside assistance (WLNS)

But it’s not to be treated as a ride service, AAA said. Tow to Go is only for use as a last resort, and The Auto Club Group urges you to always have a designated driver before you start celebrating.

“We’re proud to be that last line of defense, keeping people from driving impaired,” said AAA spokeswoman Adrienne Woodland.

“We also remained committed to educating the public that it’s important to find a safe ride before drinking alcohol or taking drugs. This is critical so motorists are not in the position of having to decide if they’re sober enough to drive,” said Woodland.

If you need Tow to Go, call 1-855-2-TOW-2-GO.

The service might not be available in rural areas, or under severe weather conditions.


Copyright © 2024 All Rights Reserved.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram