Prefer revive to rescue
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.