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 16 to 6 a.m. Sunday, March 18.
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.