Safety net for impaired drivers Super Bowl Weekend
AAA: Don't play a game with your safety Super Bowl Weekend
TAMPA, Fla. – Whether you attend or host a Super Bowl party this weekend, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. That means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating. For Super Bowl party hosts, AAA offers the following tips:
- Encourage carpooling with a Designated Driver or have a Designated Driver available to drive guests home as needed
- Don’t force alcoholic beverages on your guests or over-serve them
- Serve protein-rich, starchy foods throughout the evening
- Have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages available
- If you are concerned for someone’s safety and they don’t have a Designated Driver, call them a cab, have them stay overnight, or call Tow to Go
“Super Bowl weekend can be an exciting time for fans of the game, fans of commercials, or just fans of the show itself. But that doesn’t mean you can play a game with your safety or the safety of others,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be out drinking, please plan ahead to make sure you and your loved ones get home safely.”
For those with no other option, Tow to Go will be there to provide a safe way home. Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime this weekend starting Friday. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.
Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast. The service is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home. 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 the Tow to Go service because it helps keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.
To take advantage of this service you can call: (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.