AAA surveyed motorists in Nebraska and found that 56 percent of those that responded had driven multiple times in the past year after consuming at least one alcoholic beverage. AAA urges everyone to prepare for a safe holiday weekend if they intend to drink away from home. That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.
“Survey results like this are very disheartening,” said Amy Stracke, Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “When motorists don’t plan ahead to celebrate safely, they put everyone’s safety at risk.”
Fortunately, Tow to Go provides a safety net for those that don’t plan ahead. Impaired drivers in Omaha and Lincoln can call for a ride anytime this Friday, May 27th through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st. AAA will then transport the driver and their vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles. Some restrictions will apply.
“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, 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 roads in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. AAA’s Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow to Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving. This is the first time the program has been offered in Nebraska.
Tow to Go Services:
- Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location
- Service is provided in Omaha and Lincoln only
- Free and available to AAA members and non-members
- The AAA service vehicle transports the driver and their car
| Tow to Go Service Area || Phone Number |
| Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska || (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 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.
About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose. Visit www.AAA.com/foundation for more information.
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to over 9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.