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Extra Help Getting Home Over The Holiday

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TAMPA, Fla. (WAOK/AAA) -If you need help getting home after celebrating over the holiday,  AAA and Budweiser will help with the Tow to Go program. Tow to Go has safely removed more than 16,000 drunk drivers off roadways since the program began in 1998. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride through Monday, Jan 2.

Tow to Go provides a confidential ride and tow home from any bar or restaurant – FREE of charge – to anyone who may have had too much to drink by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (4357). Services are offered throughout Florida, Georgia, and West and Middle Tennessee.

AAA and Budweiser encourage individuals to plan for a safe celebration, before they go out, by being or choosing a designated driver, or calling Tow to Go for a safe ride home.

If you are hosting a holiday party, the following tips will help you  and your guests enjoy the festivities responsibly: Plan ahead to accommodate guests: Encourage your  guests to designate a driver before the party, whether it’s a taxi or a ride from a friend.  If they don’t have a ride and had too much to drink, call them a taxi or ask them to spend the night. Offer something for everyone: Whether it’s soda, tea or water, offer your guests non-alcohol options.  Provide food throughout the night, so no one is drinking on an empty stomach. Serve one drink at a time: Refreshing unfinished glasses may feel like you’re being an attentive host, but people can easily lose track of how much alcohol they’ve consumed.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has also developed an application for smartphones with a list of programs to get you home safely called Drive Sober Georgia. The application is available for free download on the iPhone and Android markets and the information can also be viewed on the website www.drivesobergeorgia.com<http://www.drivesobergeorgia.com>.

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