Too much holiday cheer on the Fourth of July?
The Fourth of July holiday can lead some people to have a bit too much holiday cheer. There’s a program in place to help both inebriated drivers, and their vehicles, get home safely.
The auto club Triple-A Michigan calls it the Tow to Go program. The free service will tow a vehicle and give its driver a ride back to any safe location within a 10 mile radius.
Spokesperson Adrienne Woodland says the program’s geared for those who do not have a designated driver available to get them home.
“By providing this program Triple-A gives drivers no excuse for driving under the influence of drugs…alcohol…or impairing medication. However we encourage people to treat Tow to Go as the last resort.” said Woodland.
Woodland says tow trucks may not be available in some rural areas or if there’s severe weather, in part because the auto club anticipates having to rescue almost 400,000 drivers with vehicle problems nationwide during the holiday travel period.