Stop, re­vive and sur­vive with ser­vice clubs’ help

The Tatura Guardian - - People -

The Murchi­son SES Unit and Murchi­son Lions Club vol­un­teers will con­duct two Driver Re­viver stops on the Goul­burn Val­ley High­way this Easter long week­end.

In an ef­fort to help mo­torists reach their des­ti­na­tions safely, the Murchi­son Lions Club will be sta­tioned on the cor­ner of Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy and Moss Rd (north­bound) at the Cal­tex Ser­vice Sta­tion in Wahring.

They will op­er­ate the rest area Thurs­day, April 13, from 2 pm to late.

The Murchi­son SES will con­duct a Driver Re­viver site at the Wahring Rest Stop head­ing south­bound on the Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy on Mon­day, April 17, from 8 am to 8 pm.

Fa­tigue is one of the big killers on Vic­to­rian roads and Driver Re­viver sites of­fer a place for mo­torists and pas­sen­gers to take a break

this and en­joy a free cup of tea or cof­fee and some bis­cuits.

VICSES as­sis­tant chief of­fi­cer Keith O’Brien re­minded peo­ple that Easter was a busy time with sig­nif­i­cant amounts of traf­fic on the road.

‘‘It is a time to take care and avoid the deadly killer— fa­tigue. SES vol­un­teers would rather see you at a rest stop than an ac­ci­dent,’’ Mr O’Brien said.

The Driver Re­viver cam­paign has been op­er­at­ing for 26 years with one ob­jec­tive: to re­duce road col­li­sions by al­le­vi­at­ing driver fa­tigue.

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

The sim­ple mes­sage is ‘‘stop, re­vive and ar­rive alive’’.

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