Driver Revivers give of the gift of safety this Christmas

Volunteers will continue to provide road safety messages and Christmas cheer across Driver Reviver sites this festive season.

For more than 28 years, Driver Reviver has been run by volunteers, funded by sponsors and supported by Transport and Main Roads.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said community engagement activities would be held across the state from tomorow to promote safer driving habits for long-distance drivers.

“Dedicated volunteers offering a hot drink and time for a chat help motorists get to their destinations safely across Queensland during this busy time on the roads,” Mr Bailey said.

“I thank our hard-working volunteers for their dedication in keeping this initiative going in Queensland communities.

“They provide a welcome and potentially life-saving service by giving drivers a reason to stop and take a break.

“Fatigue is a serious cause of road crashes, so it is important to take a break when you are tired.

“If you are planning a long trip, allow for some extra travel time to pull over at one of our Driver Reviver sites, and let us help you get to your destination safely.”

“The message is simple: Stop, Revive and Survive.”

Driver Reviver events will be held at the following sites:

  • Frances Creek Driver Reviver 25th anniversary (14 December). 
  • Wallangarra Driver Reviver site, in conjunction with RACQ (19 December).

The Queensland Driver Reviver program is co-ordinated by TMR as part of the national program sponsored by the Toll Group, The Arnott’s Foundation, Bushells Tea, Bushells Coffee and Sunshine Sugar.

Anyone interested in volunteering to staff a Driver Reviver site is encouraged to contact a local road safety advisor.

For more information and a list of all Driver Reviver sites visit www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/holiday-travel/stops/reviver.

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