AAA’s ‘Tow to Go’ available now

Published 8:40 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014

AAA Tidewater Virginia will once again offer its Tow To Go service in the Hampton Roads community this holiday season.

The goal of the program is to provide a safe alternative to drinking and driving on area roads. The service will be available in the greater Hampton Roads area from Oct. 31 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 1.

“This program is invaluable,” said Georjeane Blumling, vice president of public affairs for AAA Tidewater Virginia. “It brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home. We want motorists to be aware of the high crash risk from drinking and driving associated with holidays.”

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Often companies move their organization’s holiday party into November because there simply doesn’t seem to be enough of December to hold all the merriment. While this extends the special time for connecting with friends and family, it also extends one of the most deadly months for alcohol related traffic crashes and fatalities. Drinking drivers frequently fail to seek and obtain alternative ways to get home because they are concerned about retrieving their vehicle, the expense of taxis and the inconvenience of alternative transportation.

Tow to Go service is provided in the greater Hampton Roads area including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, and Williamsburg.

It is free and available to anyone, whether or not they are a AAA member. The AAA tow truck will take the vehicle and the driver to the driver’s home.

It excludes rides for passengers, and the destination is limited to the driver’s residence.

To get a Tow to Go, call 757-631-1700 or 1-800-AAA-HELP.