Re­vive and sur­vive your jour­ney this Christ­mas

Central and North Burnett Times - - DRIVER SAFETY AWARENESS 2012 - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

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

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