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AAA AND BUD LIGHT ASK MOTORISTS TO PLAN AHEAD FOR A SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Tow to Go service available May 22 – 25

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Tow to Go  TAMPA, FL (May 21, 2015) – If you’re planning to party this weekend, you must plan for safety first. This means using a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of sober transportation.

“Memorial Day weekend is a great time to spend with family and friends,” said Gerry Gutowski, Senior Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “Please keep those special people in mind by not letting them drive impaired.”

Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Friday, May 22nd through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Kathy Casso, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides the Tow to Go service because it helps keep all motorists safe from the dangers of drunk driving.

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Tow to Go Services:

  • Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location
  • Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee
  • Free and available to both AAA members and non-members
  • The AAA service vehicle transports the driver and their car
  Tow to Go Service Area   Phone Number
  Florida, Georgia and Tennessee   (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers have been cosponsors of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers.

For nearly three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its nationwide network of 600 wholesalers have invested more than $1 billion in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving.  For more information on these efforts and the progress being made in fighting underage drinking and drunk driving, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

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