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Have a “Tow to Go” this holiday season!

FHP, AAA and Anheuser-Busch logosTo help ensure that everyone has the opportunity for a safe ride home this holiday season, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and Anheuser-Busch are once again offering the Tow to Go program. This highly successful program gives adults who have had too much to drink and are without a designated driver, a free ride home and a free tow of their vehicle.

This year’s Tow to Go program will be available throughout the entire state of Florida, the metro Atlanta area and the city of Nashville. The program runs November 25th through New Year’s Day 2003. Last year, Tow to Go kept an estimated 1,200 potential drunk drivers off Florida’s and Atlanta’s roadways—991 of those were in Florida alone.

Tow to Go is very simple to use. Adults who have been drinking and need a ride home from bars or restaurants this holiday season can simply call 1-800-AAA-HELP. AAA will dispatch a tow truck to take both the driver and vehicle home—free of charge. To take advantage of this service, you do not have to be a AAA member; it is available to all adults who need it.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk- driving fatalities have declined 25% since 1990. This continued decline is due, in part, to successful programs such as Tow to Go, and the efforts of our law enforcement agencies throughout the state.