AAA will tow your car home for free this St. Patrick’s Day

(WSVN) - MIAMI (WSVN) — AAA is reminding drivers not to drive home impaired on St. Patrick’s Day. Drivers in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can take advantage of the Tow-to-Go program, sometimes called “Tipsy Tow.”

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 will be available from Friday, March 17 to 6 a.m. Sunday, March 19.

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/family to pick you up or use an Uber, Lyft or a taxi.

In 2013, there were 10,076 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.

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