Vol­un­teers re­vive driv­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

DRIVER RE­VIVERS: You can find Carolyn Dull­away and Edna Gust vol­un­teer­ing at Monto’s Driver Re­viver stop.

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