AAA Release: AAA & Bud Light Protect Motorists for the Holidays
Tampa, FL – AAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists for the holidays with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than fourteen years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The program’s mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists.
“Around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, calls for Tow to Go have historically spiked,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “AAA has always played a critical role each holiday weekend by protecting motorists on our roadways, however, it is everyone’s responsibility to make good decisions and always choose a designated driver.”
Tow to Go Services:
Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location,
Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee,
Free and available to both AAA members and non-members, and
The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home.
Tow to Go Service Area(s) Phone Number:
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 (800) 234-1222
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 F.L., G.A. and T.N. to help educate servers on the importance of not over serving their customers.
“We’re pleased to partner with AAA and their emergency roadside service drivers to keep our roads safe during the holiday season,” said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “There’s no better gift any one can give than being a designated driver, and thanks to Tow to Go, anyone who may have had too much to drink can get a safe ride home during the holidays.”
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 20,000 intoxicated drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA Service Technicians and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
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 $875 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.