New Years is a notoriously hazardous time to be on the road. Sadly, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that around 30 people die per day in the United States in alcohol related motor vehicle accidents. During New Years that number nearly doubles to about 54 fatalities per day.
A common excuse from an intoxicated driver during the holiday season is that they drove to a party only intending to have one drink, but before they knew it they had quickly consumed over five drinks catching up with old friends. Rather than dealing with the inconvenience of leaving their car behind, some people choose to drive home intoxicated placing everyone’s safety at risk. This scenario could be avoided by taking advantage of a free program offered by AAA that will not only transport you to safety but your car as well – all free of charge with no reservations needed. The program is called AAA’s Tow to Go Program, which AAA offers in Florida for nearly every major holiday including The Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, and of course New Year’s Eve.
The program is available now through New Year’s Day. AAA’s Tow to Go program will offer free rides within 10 miles to those who may have had too much fun. This offer is open to AAA members and non-members alike. A AAA tow truck will transport both the vehicle and up to two people to their home or somewhere safe.
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has provided nearly 25,000 free rides to people who easily could have caused a catastrophic car accident. You can’t schedule Tow to Go in advance, but if you find yourself too inebriated to drive all you need to do is call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. You can also visit the AAA Website for more information. It’s free so take advantage of it, and save lives.
Even with the creation of such unique programs, the sad reality is that there will still be plenty of people who drink and drive during New Year’s festivities. Should you or a loved one be seriously injured by a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to contact Abrams Justice to speak with a lawyer immediately about your rights at (305) 709-0880.