Driver Reviver delivers important message this Easter holiday

Published on Friday, 22 April 2022 at 12:16:35 PM

Deputy Shire President Cr. Tracey Rathbone pictured with local volunteers and drivers.

The Driver Reviver Program is a community initiative operated nationally by volunteers. The Program aims to provide an opportunity for the community to contribute to WA’s road safety strategy 2020-2030 by addressing fatigue related road trauma.

It is a national program, sponsored by AAMI Insurance, the Arnott's Foundation, Bushells Coffee, Bushells Tea and Sunshine Sugar. In WA, Driver Reviver is managed by WALGA’s RoadWise and overseen by a Reference Group comprising of representatives from Main Roads WA, the WA Police Force and the Road Safety Commission.

The Coolgardie Community Driver Reviver van was set up this Easter break at the Coolgardie Park to stop and revive travellers ensuring they arrive safely at their destinations.

Deputy Shire President, Cr. Tracey Rathbone popped down to the Coolgardie Community Driver Reviver van to volunteer and help support the message.

“ As locals  we are all extremely aware of the vast and expansive road network in the region. The driver reviver van provides a valueable service to visitors entering or leaving the gateway of the Goldfields by enabling our volunteers to remind travellers to stop, rest and take a moment to stretch it out whilst having a coffee and a chat. The ultimate goal is to offer a brief reprieve to ensure travellers reach their destination safely by significantly reducing  drivers risk and fatigue.

All road users have a responsibility to travel safety and remain attentive to other road users. 

Driver fatigue has the potential to create catastrophic, life changing events!! When in doubt ... STOP for a moment, take a break; the consequences are just not worth the risk.

The Driver reviver van and the dedicated volunteers are a reminder to our travellers to reinforce this important message of safety and the risk of fatigue. ”

The Coolgardie Community Driver Reviver Van runs during the Easter and Christmas breaks when they have enough volunteers. If you would like to help and be part of this great initiative, please visit their Facebook page here .

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