If you’re making a trip this Christmas Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) will be out on local highways helping to make sure you reach your destination safely.
VICSES volunteers will conduct Driver Reviver sites on the Hume Fwy and Goulburn Valley Hwy this Christmas and new year holiday period.
Fatigue is one of the big killers on Victorian roads and Driver Reviver sites offer a place for motorists to take a break and enjoy a free cuppa, snack, and sometimes a hot barbecue.
The National Driver Reviver campaign has been running for more than 27 years with one objective: to reduce road collisions by alleviating driver fatigue.
VICSES is the largest provider of road accident rescue services in Victoria and volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year towards providing Driver Reviver as a way to reduce driver fatigue and resulting car crashes.
VICSES north east regional officer — emergency management Charlie Sexton said Driver Reviver provided an incentive to take a break in a secure environment, where the refreshments were free.
‘‘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,’’ Mr Sexton said.
‘‘The message is simple; Stop Revive and Survive.’’
Driver Reviver sites will be operating:
●On the Hume Fwy (northbound) at the Balmattum Rest Area Saturday, December 23, and Tuesday, December 26.
●On the Goulburn Valley Hwy at the Wunghnu Rest Area on Friday, December22.
●On the Goulburn Valley Hwy (northbound) at the Calder Woodburn Rest Area on Saturday, December 23.