For over 27 years, TOLL Driver Reviver has been a national campaign with one objective: to reduce road collisions by alleviating driver fatigue.

 

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers and Lions Club members operate sites around Victoria on holiday weekends and peak traffic days offering motorists a safe place to stop and refresh.

VICSES volunteers will offer free coffee, tea and snacks at roadside locations over the Easter break to encourage drivers to stop, rest and refresh, in an effort to ensure they can arrive safely at their destination.
 

In the last 12 months, VICSES volunteers have responded to more than 1300 road rescues across the state.

We would much rather serve you a cup of tea, than cut you out of a car.

 

 

2019 Driver Reviver Sites - Melbourne Cup weekend

NOTE: Driver Reviver site times and locations may vary due to traffic, volunteer availability or emergency response. 

Region Hosted by Date Time Location
East  VICSES Friday 1 November 5:00pm - 11:30pm Bruthen: Rotunda located on Main Street in Bruthen
East VICSES Friday 1 November  3:00pm - 12:00pm Statford: Soldiers Memorial Park, Princes Highway
East VICSES Friday 1 November 6:00pm - 1:00am Cann River: Mick Baum Park, Princes Highway
Mid West Lions Club Saturday 2 November 10:00am - 5:00pm Drung: Green Lake Recreation Reserve kiosk, Western Highway

 

 

 

Tips for driving 

  • Get a good night's rest: Don't leave your packing until late the night before. Go to bed early and start the day feeling fresh.
  • Be a planner: Plan your trip in advance and allow it to be flexible. Always remember to factor in regular breaks so you can stop and recharge.
  • Keep the kids busy: If you have a long road trip ahead, try and keep the kids busy occupied with activities such as games, colouring in, or watching a movie.
  • Don't get distracted: When you're behind the wheel of a vehicle, driving in your number one priority. The safety of you, and your passengers is in your hands
  • Listen to your body: Are you yawning, rubbing your eyes or feeling restless? These are all symptoms of fatigue. If you're feeling tired, dont try and fight it - pull pver for a power nap.

You can learn more information about driver fatigue on the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) website.