Revive and survive your journey this Christmas
THE Driver Reviver program helps reduce the road toll by promoting safer driving habits among long distance drivers.
Officer-in-charge of Biggenden Police Sergeant Col Chambers said the Driver Reviver stopswere all about fatigue management.
“They are also a visual reminder to motorists even if they don’t need a snack to stop and take a rest,” he said.
“It is also an opportunity for the travelling public to stop and get to know the volunteers manning the stations.”
Driver Reviver is a communitybased road safety initiative of Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service and is operated by about 2300 volunteers. The program began in Queensland in 1990 and about 182,000 people annually visit one of 34 sites in Queensland.
Motorists are encouraged to “Stop, Revive, Survive” at rest stops throughout the state and enjoy complimentary tea or coffee and a snack thanks to the program’s national sponsor, Bushells Tea. The program will be operating in the Central and North Burnett at the following: ■ Black Stump Rest Area outside Mundubbera, December 15–January 27 from 9am–6pm ■ Lions Park at Monto, December 14– January 28 from 8am–5pm.
DRIVER REVIVERS: You can find Carolyn Dullaway and Edna Gust volunteering at Monto’s Driver Reviver stop at Lions Park.