AAA offers free ‘Tow-for-Life’ campaign for holiday
by Rachel Davis
Jul 03, 2014 | 1274 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road, AAA-Alabama and wrecker services across the state will offer free towing services from 6 p.m. today through midnight on the July 4. This is the program’s 24th year in operation and the third time this service has been offered for the Fourth of July holiday.

“This is a very dangerous time of year to be on the roads,” says Clay Ingram, AAA Alabama spokesperson. “We want to do everything possible to prevent people from drinking and driving, and this service should certainly help keep impaired drivers off the roads. We want everyone to get home safely, so if you or someone you know has too much to drink this weekend, just call 1-800-AAA-HELP, and we’ll help get you home safely.”

AAA members and nonmembers are both eligible for this service, which is aimed at making the roads safer for all drivers. Vehicles must be operational to qualify for free towing. The vehicle will then be towed to the driver or owner’s house if it is within 10 miles. After 10 miles, a charge may be assessed.

To receive free towing on the July 4th holiday:

• Call AAA-Alabama at 1-800-222-4357 (1-800-AAA-HELP) and ask for Tow-for-Life.

• Give the operator the driver’s name, home address, telephone number and exact location of the vehicle and driver.

• A tow truck will be dispatched.

• Upon arrival the wrecker driver will ask for identification and the keys to the vehicle.

For more information about the program, call (205) 444-8885.