With the goal of keeping roads safe throughout this holiday season in mind, AAA partnered up with Bud Light for the “Tow To Go” program. This service started back on the 24th of December and will last until the 2nd of January.
“Tow to Go” is a means of transportation for those that celebrated a little too much during the holidays, in regards to alcohol consumption, requiring a ride home, within a 10-mile area. AAA will provide a tow truck for the person’s car, and even call a cab if the car’s owner is too inebriated to ride in the truck alongside the AAA driver.
The service is free of charge and it does not require the driver to have a AAA membership. It is simply a way of stopping people from getting behind the wheel while being tipsy. This is in continuation of AAA’s constant attempts to stop drinking and driving throughout the US. The program started back in 1998.
Anheuser-Busch, the parent company behind the Bud Light beer, also has been advertising responsible driving and the removal of drunk driving for almost 30 years, investing over $1 billion in the process. By partnering up with AAA each year, the program has helped over 23.000 impaired drivers up to this point.
If the person requesting help lives after the 10-mile radius, they will be charged a standard towing rate. This is rather helpful if one would consider that during the holidays, a large number of people will partake in alcohol beverage consumption, even if they will be required to drive back home after the party has ended.
One of the problems that arise during Christmas and New Year celebrations is the fact that the demand for towing services surpasses the supply of tow trucks and drivers by a rather large amount. So when calling for a ride for both you and your car, keep in mind that it will take some time before AAA is able to send someone to help you out of your current predicament.
Even if the “Tow To Go” service is only available in three states up to this point, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, in the coming years it is likely to expand to other states as well. If you are a citizen from Oklahoma, the “Tipsy Tow” program is there to help you, functioning in a similar manner to “Tow To Go”.
Keep in mind that even if you have the safety net provided by these services, one should not over-indulge themselves with beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages, due to their adverse effects on your health and general well-being. Each day, an average of 30 people die from alcohol related car accidents across the US, unfortunately.
Taking into account the fact that AAA partnered up with Bud Light for the “Tow To Go” program once again, the number of DUI-related accidents and arrests may be lowered during this festive season. But in order for these type of events to cease from existence, the general public needs to change as well. No one says that one should not drink a beer or two, but keep yourself in relative check so that you can better enjoy the holiday season.