On holidays, it is easy for partiers to get wrapped up in celebrating and having a good time drinking, and forget to plan how to get home safely. This often happens on the Fourth of July, one of the deadliest crash days of the year. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t realize the consequences of their actions until it is too late. This is why it is critical to plan ahead.
With Fourth of July approaching, it is important to designate a sober driver or plan on taking a taxi cab home to stay safe when making your July 4th plans. However, if your sober driver turns up drunk at the end of the night, or if you can’t find a taxi cab, there may be another option for getting home safely.
AAA’s “Tow to Go” program, sponsored by Budweiser, is designed to protect the public, other drivers, and the intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel drunk. They do this by providing a free ride and tow for members and non-members, up to two people within a 15-mile radius. Since the program began in 1998, 18,000 drunk drivers have been safely removed from the roads. In 2011, AAA received over 3,000 calls to get cars and drivers home safely. The service is free and is completely confidential.
How You Can Reach This Free Service
Drivers should call 1-800-AAA-HELP, provide their location, and wait for a tow truck driver to get them home safely. Although you may have to wait for a tow truck, it is best if your sobriety is in question. Before heading out to celebrate on July 4th, put this phone number in your cell phone or wallet to make sure you have a transportation alternative if your other options don’t work out.
How an Atlanta DUI Victim Lawyer Can Help
If you were involved in a car crash on July 4th, then you may have been a victim of a Georgia DUI crash. For help making sure you receive the compensation you deserve, call Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 to receive a free consultation with a skilled Georgia DUI victim attorney today.