Volunteers revive drivers
SCHOOL holidays were fun for the kids but there were also more cars on the road.
The Driver Reviver program is one initiative aimed at reducing the road toll, particularly during holiday periods.
Monto’s Driver Reviver stop operates on the first and last weekends of the school holidays as well as three weeks of the Christmas/New Year period.
The Monto stop is staffed by an army of volunteers on three-hour shifts.
Carolyn Dullaway was on duty to welcome drivers passing through the town on their return home.
About 55 drivers stopped on her shift.
The stop offers more than just a cup of tea.
“We also give out kids road rule games for the long drive. A policeman picked up some of these to distribute to young road users,” she said.
Monto’s Driver Reviver stop survives on donations and operates from the Lions Club shed to the north of the town on the road to Biloela.
Onthe days it opens, it operates between 8am and 5pm.
DRIVER REVIVERS: You can find Carolyn Dullaway and Edna Gust volunteering at Monto’s Driver Reviver stop.