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Don't become a ghost this Halloween...call a free tow truck

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 18:34:07-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Halloween is scary enough without having to worry about drunk drivers on the road. To help cut down on drinking and driving and keep people safe, AAA and Budweiser will once again offer free vehicle tows and a rides for drivers this Halloween.

Full release from AAA:

AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead if they are celebrating Halloween with alcohol. That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where they are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.

“Halloween presents a unique danger above all other holidays because many children are out on the roads after dark” said Rose White, public affairs director for AAA-The Auto Club Group. “If you’re going to be on the road, look out for little ones. If you’re going to be drinking, don’t put their lives at risk by getting behind the wheel.”

For those that don’t plan ahead, Tow to Go will be there to provide a safe way home. AAA members and non-members can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Thursday, October 31st through 6 a.m. on Friday, November 1st. AAA will then safely transport them and their vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume.

Tow to Go Service Area Phone Number
NE, IA, ND, FL, GA, MI, TN, WI and IN (Fort Wayne/South Bend) (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

Tow to Go Guidelines:Free confidential ride available to AAA Members and non-members

The AAA tow truck transports the vehicle and the driver home or somewhere safe within 10 milesTow to Go is provided in Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Wisconsin and some communities in IN.Tow to Go may not be available in some rural areas or during severe weather conditions.Visit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo [aaa.com] for dates and availability throughout 2019.

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 to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers.