Pre­fer re­vive to res­cue

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Fa­tigue is one of the big killers on Vic­to­rian roads and Driver Re­viver sites of­fer a safe and friendly place for mo­torists and pas­sen­gers to take a break and en­joy a free hot drink and bis­cuits.

This Aus­tralia Day, Li­ons Club mem­bers will op­er­ate a Driver Re­viver site on the Hume Hwy on the Wed­nes­day be­fore Aus­tralia Day to help mo­torists reach their des­ti­na­tions safely.

The Na­tional Driver Re­viver cam­paign has been run­ning for more than 20 years with one ob­jec­tive: to re­duce road crashes by al­le­vi­at­ing driver fa­tigue.

Ev­ery year, SES and Li­ons Club vol­un­teers con­trib­ute thou­sands of hours to­wards pro­vid­ing Driver Re­viver stops as a way to re­duce driver fa­tigue and re­sult­ing car crashes.

SES North East re­gional man­ager Keith O’Brien said: ‘‘Driver Re­viver stops pro­vide an in­cen­tive to take a break in a se­cure en­vi­ron­ment, where peo­ple can stretch their legs and the re­fresh­ments are free.

‘‘Vic­to­ria SES is the largest provider of road ac­ci­dent res­cue ser­vices in Vic­to­ria and our vol­un­teers would much rather give you a free cuppa and have a friendly chat than re­spond to a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent fur­ther down the road.’’

Be­nalla Li­ons Club vol­un­teers will man the rest site at the Mokoan-Win­ton rest area on the Hume Hwy north­bound.

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