Tampa, FL - AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser will help protect roadways throughout the Halloween weekend with the ‘Tow to Go’ program. Tow to Go has safely removed more than 11,600 drunk drivers off roadways since the program began in 1998. Anyone, members and non-members, can call for a ‘Tow to Go’ ride, Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31.
‘Tow to Go’ provides a confidential ride and tow home from any bar or restaurant – FREE of charge – to anyone who may have had too much to drink by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (4357). Services are now offered throughout all of Florida, Georgia, and West and Middle Tennessee.
“Halloween is a very busy holiday for bars, restaurants and taverns, since so many folks go out to celebrate because they want to show off their costumes,” said Ed Schatzman, senior vice president of automotive services for AAA Auto Club South. “We include Halloween night in our ‘Tow to Go’ program because people get in costume and don’t always act as they normally would and may drink too much or make poor decisions that can have devastating consequences for everyone on our roadways.”
“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 emergency roadside service technicians on this great designated-driver program that helps to keep roadways safe.”
AAA and Budweiser encourage individuals to plan for a safe celebration by being or choosing a ‘Designated Driver,’ or calling ‘Tow to Go’ for a safe ride home, rather than allow anyone to drive whose sobriety is in question.
If you are hosting a Halloween party,make sure you do everything possible to make sure your guests don’t turn into ghosts:
· Don’t make alcohol the main focus of your party. Introduce games and activities that will allow guests to be engaged in something other than drinking.
· Keep your eyes open for guests who may be overindulging. Someone who has had too much to drink will need time to sober up. Enable them to do so by cutting off their alcohol supply.
· Plan ahead to accommodate guests who may become too intoxicated to drive. Prepare a spare bedroom or a designated area for those who will need a place to stay and have the number of a local cab company on-hand.
AAA Auto Club South has 79 branch offices serving more than 4.1 million members in Florida, Georgia, West and Middle Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Since its founding in 1938, AAA Auto Club South has worked to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve travel safety.