Driver Reviver keeps drivers focused over June longweekend

DRIVER REVIVER: Ben Stanton, 13, with his dad, Michael Stanton, from Oberon at the Driver Reviver on Monday morning.
DRIVER REVIVER: Ben Stanton, 13, with his dad, Michael Stanton, from Oberon at the Driver Reviver on Monday morning.

DRIVERS in the region took the advice of police over the June long weekend, and utilised the city’s Driver Reviver station at Alan Morse Park.

The Driver Reviver, set up on Friday afternoon and manned by volunteers, operated from 7am until 7pm over the four days.

By 10am Monday 134 drivers had utilised the service, taking a break from driving and stopping one of the biggest killers on our roads, fatigue, from setting in. 

Mick Stanton and his son Ben, from Oberon, stopped at the Driver Reviver on their way through Bathurst on Monday morning.

Mr Stanton said as a driver he had heeded warnings from police about taking regular rest breaks, and sticking to the speed limit.

“I definitely take it easy, I set the cruise control, that way you know you’re not speeding,” he said.

CWA members Joy Press and Helen Woods were among the volunteers manning the station over the weekend. Both women said they support the Driver Reviver to encourage drivers to do the right thing.