AAA offering free tow service home for long holiday weekend



first_img(WSVN) – (WSVN) – AAA is reminding drivers not to drive home impaired over the long holiday weekend. Drivers in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can take advantage of the Tow-to-Go program.AAA will take the driver and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius if the driver believes he or she is too impaired to drive. The service, sometimes called “Tipsy Tow,” is available from Friday, Dec. 22 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.The company says the towing service is free for anyone, not just AAA members. However, they said it should be used as a last resort.There are also alternatives to the AAA Tow-To-Go program: Drivers can select a designated driver for the day, ask a sober friend or family member to pick you up or use an Uber, Lyft or a taxi.In 2014, there were 9,967 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, accounting for 31 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year, according to AAA.For more information on the Tow-to-Go program, visit AAA’s website.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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