AAA and Budweiser offering free rides for impaired Thanksgiving revelers

Families celebrating Thanksgiving in Georgia can go all out with the knowledge that AAA and Budweiser are offering free rides if they imbibe too much.

The free Tow-to-Go service will be available to motorists throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, starting Nov. 21 through 6 a.m. on Nov. 25 by calling (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. 

AAA and Budweiser say they teamed up to offer the  free service that promotes safe holiday driving as Georgia is expecting  more than 1.57 million Thanksgiving travelers, including more than 1.4 million people who plan to travel by car.

Since its inception 20 years ago, AAA – The Auto Club says Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and the Midwest since 1998. With the service, AAA encourages ride-share, or a designated driver to discourage impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists.

Amy Stracke, AAA’s managing director of traffic safety advocacy, said the Thanksgiving holiday kicks off an extremely busy time on our nation’s roadways.

 “Given the large volume of travelers, taking responsibility on the roadways has never been more important,” said ,” said Stracke, who is also executive director of the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “We want to ensure everyone is able to drive safely and enjoy time with family and friends this Thanksgiving.”

Garrett Townsend, GA Public Affairs Director, AAA - The Auto Club Group, “said they expect the roads this Thanksgiving to be very busy for Georgia motorists.

“We want to make sure everyone gets to their destination safely,” he said. “For those who are out celebrating and need a safe way home, Tow to Go is a great option.”

Adam Warrington, Anheuser-Busch vice president of corporate social responsibility, said The Tow to Go program is a smart option to promote the use of designated drivers and help reduce impaired driving.

 “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to make our roads safer during the holidays.”

Tow to Go offers:   

  • Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
  • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home
  • Free and available to AAA members and non-members
  • Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions

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