Triple-A and Budweiser are rolling out a program new to Wisconsin starting this Super Bowl weekend. Fox 25/48’s Zach Prelutsky tells us how the program hopes to keep people safe on the roads.
The Tow To Go program is getting ready to launch in Wisconsin starting Super Bowl weekend. The program offers anybody a free tow through Triple-A to prevent people from driving if they have been drinking.
Tow To Go was first started in Florida 20 years ago and has been used by more than 25-thousand drivers. Now it will be implemented statewide in Wisconsin this year… one of only nine states with the program.
“We’re excited to bring this partnership to Wisconsin starting in 2018. Alcohol related crashes are the number one cause of fatalities on our roadways in this state and we really just want to try and do our part to make sure people have another option or as many options as possible.”
According to this Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were over 28,000 people arrested for OWI’s across the state in 2015
“I do think this program is a good program based on the fact that we are in the industry of helping people. An OWI can cost a customer almost 10,000 dollars, this is a free program that Triple-A is offering you to get your vehicle towed. A normal tow would run you between 60 and 100 dollars.”
The Tow To Go program starts this Friday February 2nd and runs until 6 AM on Monday February 5th. Under the program, people can get free tows to a safe location within 10 miles. And the tow trucks can take you home with your car if need be.
“I think it’s a great idea. Obviously, nobody has to drive, and you get a free ride home and you’re safe.”
Triple-A says they plan to use the program for other major events this upcoming year such as Memorial Day and July 4th. Tow to go may not be available in certain rural areas.
To get a Tow To Go, call 855-286-9246.
In La Crosse, Zach Prelutsky, Fox 25/48 First News at Nine.