AAA estimates that over 50 million Americans will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday — which is also when more impaired drivers are found on the road.
In North Dakota, as well as several other states, AAA is taking steps to keep as many impaired drivers off the roads through their “Tow to Go” initiative.
The initiative not only gives a free ride home to someone who may not be in a condition to drive but tows their vehicle free of charge within a 10-mile radius.
AAA Spokesman Gene LaDoucer said this should be used as a backup plan, but provides an alternative if other plans fall through.
“During the Thanksgiving holiday, we expect that there will probably be more than 400 people killed over the Thanksgiving holiday, and that’s something we want to prevent. That’s why we offer this program and are involved with other programs, to keep those impaired drivers off the roads,” said LaDoucer.
The program was introduced four years ago but was put on hold last year due to the pandemic.
Tow to Go runs from Wednesday at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday.