Take a break this Christmas

Take a break this Christmas

Stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of tea at one of the Driver Reviver sites operating over the holidays.

This Christmas, hundreds of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and Lions Club members will take time out from their holidays to make sure drivers get to their holiday destinations safely.

VICSES Chief Officer Operations Trevor White urges all Victorians to stay safe on our roads over the busy holiday period.

“So far in 2015 there have been 234 fatalities on Victorian roads. That’s 234 people who won’t be celebrating Christmas with their families this year.”

“Last year, VICSES attended 98 road rescues over the Christmas/ school holiday period. This is why we participate in Driver Reviver every year. We want to help reduce driver fatigue and fatalities on our roads. ”

“It is much more gratifying for VICSES volunteers to have a friendly chat and serve you a cuppa at a Driver Reviver site than be faced with the trauma of cutting you out of your vehicle after a collision.”

VICSES has 152 volunteer units throughout the state, with 102 accredited to perform Road Rescue, making the VICSES the largest Road Rescue operator in Australia responding to more than 1,000 road crash rescues every year.

Driver Reviver sites offer tea, coffee, water and biscuits to help motorists rest and refresh in a staffed and safe environment, but you don’t need to wait for a Driver Reviver site to take a break. Ensure you plan to take a short break or swap drivers every two hours and don’t rush, it’s more important to arrive alive.

For more information and a detailed Driver Reviver site list visit: ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/driver-reviver/places-to-stop

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