Before you read this, enter this phone number into your cell phone: (855) 2-TOW-2-GO (855-286-9246). You might need it tonight.
The country’s most recognized road-side assistance company AAA is once again offering rides to impaired drivers this New Year’s Eve. Of course, it is designed to be used as a last resort, but since 1998 it has served more than 23,000 intoxicated drivers.
AAA asks that everyone be prepared and use a designated driver or call a cab, however, if no one is available, call the Tow to Go program. It provides a confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location, it’s free to both AAA members and non-members, and the tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home.
The guidelines are:
- Tow trucks can take up to two people home; if there are more people in your party you will need to make other arrangements.
- You can’t make an appointment to use the service. It is designed to be used as a last resort.
The best advice is to drink responsibly and only with a pre-arranged designated driver. If you have been drinking, call a cab.