AAA activates "Tow to Go" to keep impaired drivers off roads

Courtesy of: AAA
Courtesy of: AAA

(Fargo, ND) -- AAA is offering its Tow to Go services in North Dakota, Minnesota and select states across the country.

Tow to Go allows for the service to assist impaired drivers, and is considered a last line of defense from AAA. 

“Driving impaired doesn’t only endanger yourself, but risks the lives of everyone you share the road with,” said Gene LaDoucer, regional director of public affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group. ““AAA is proud to provide Tow to Go during the holidays. Yet we still urge people to identify a safe ride home before they party, and treat Tow to Go as a last resort.”

Here are a list of guidelines AAA recommends before using Tow to Go...

- Provided from 6pm Friday, December 24 – 6am Monday, January 3.

- Free and available to AAA members and non-members.

- Confidential local ride for one person and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10 miles radius.

- AAA service vehicles are limiting passengers to one (1) per vehicle, with face mask/covering, in accordance with established COVID-19 safety protocols.  Additional passengers need to make other arrangements.

- Appointments cannot be scheduled in advance to use Tow to Go. It is designed as a safety net for those that did not plan ahead. Always choose a designated driver before celebrating.

- In some situations, AAA may need to make other arrangements to get an impaired individual a safe ride home.

- Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions.


A list of states and a contact number for the service can be found below...

 FL, GA, IA, MI, ND, NE, TN, WI, CO (Denver) NC (Charlotte) and IN (Fort Wayne/South Bend): (855) 286-9246 or (855) 2-TOW-2-GO