AAA offers freebie tows/rides to drunk drivers over extended Labor Day weekend

AAA offers freebie tows/rides to drunk drivers over extended Labor Day weekend

According to a KeysInfoNet report, AAA is offering freebie tow and rides to drunken drivers during the extended Labor Day weekend, to ensure that such drivers reach home safely.

Under AAA's Tow To Go program, drunken drivers can call a hotline number -- (855) 286-9246 -- to avail no-charge tows and rides home. The freebie tows and rides, essentially aimed at preventing drunk driving, are being offered between last Friday and coming Tuesday. The hotline number can be called drunk drivers till up to 6:00 a. m. on Tuesday, September 8.

As per the KeysInfoNet report, the freebie tows and rides announced by AAA for drunken drivers during the extended Labor Day weekend will be based on the current call volume as well as availability of trucks. A limit imposed by AAA restricts such tows and rides to two passengers and a 10-mile radius.

AAA has guaranteed that, for its Tow To Go program, it follows a no-questions-asked policy. The program was first launched by AAA back in 1998; and, ever since, the free towing and ride services have transported more than 23,000 drunk drivers safely home.

However, AAA is careful that the Tow To Go program does not come across as an initiative to endorse drinking to excess. Towards that end, AAA has clearly noted on its website: "The program is meant to serve as a last resort."

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