Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers will conduct Driver Reviver sites on the Hume Highway over the AFL Grand Final Long weekend to help motorists reach their destinations safely.
The national Driver Reviver campaign has been running for more than 20 years with one objective: to reduce road collisions by alleviating driver fatigue.
Fatigue is one of the big killers on our roads and SES Driver Reviver sites offer a place for motorists to take a break and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and some biscuits.
SES Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year towards providing Driver Reviver as a way to reduce driver fatigue and resulting car crashes.
SES North East Operations Manager Neil Payn said Driver Reviver provides an incentive to take a break in a secure environment, where the refreshments are free.
"Our Volunteers would much rather give you a free cup of tea or coffee and have a friendly chat than respond to a motor vehicle accident further down the road," he said.
"The simple message is Stop, Revive and Survive."
Victoria SES is the largest provider of road accident rescue services in Victoria.
Driver Reviver sites operating in North East Victoria over the long weekend:
CHILTERN – North Bound – Friday 2nd Oct Hume Highway, Ironbark Rest Area 12pm to 8pm
EUROA - North Bound - Thursday 1st Oct Hume Highway, Balmattum Rest Area 12pm to 9pm &
North Bound - Friday 2nd Oct Hume Highway, Balmattum Rest Area 9am to 1pm
South Bound - Sunday 4th Oct Hume Highway, Balmattum 12.30pm to 9pm
KILMORE - South bound – Sunday 4th Oct Hume Highway, Wandong Rest Area 12pm to 6pm.