Press Release: AAA & Bud Light
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct 30, 2013) – AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Halloween weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, October 31 – November 3.
“This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home on Halloween weekend,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group.
Nationwide, Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads. Thirty-eight percent of fatalities on Halloween night occurred in a crash involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The Tow to Go program is a simple and effective way to help prevent drunk driving,” said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to join forces with AAA and their team of roadside assistance drivers on this great program that helps to keep our roads safe.”
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 22,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 15 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways.
Tow to Go Services:
Tow to Go Service Area(s)
FL, GA or West & Middle TN
(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
East TN: Knox, Blount, Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, Grainger, Union, Roane and Loudon counties
Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been a cosponsor of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee to help educate servers on the importance of not over serving their customers.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.8 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
For nearly three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its nationwide network of 600 wholesalers have invested more than $930 million in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving.
For more information on these efforts and the progress being made in fighting underage drinking and drunk driving, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.