Driver Reviver sites operate this Easter weekend.

By Benalla Ensign

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and Lions Club volunteers will provide tea, coffee and snacks at Driver Reviver sites across the north east this Easter long weekend, helping motorists reach their destinations safely.

Around 13% of drivers and riders killed in 2017 were likely to have been driving while fatigued when they died, making fatigue one of the big killers on Victorian roads. TOLL Driver Reviver sites offer a place for motorists to take a break and enjoy a free coffee, tea or snack and have been operating for more than 25 years.

In the last 12 months, VICSES volunteers have responded to more than 1000 road rescues across the state. In the past five years, 14 people have lost their lives on Victorian roads over the Easter period (between the Thursday prior to Good Friday and Easter Monday), including 3 lives lost on Victorian roads last Easter.

Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year to Driver Reviver as a way to reduce driver fatigue and the resulting road trauma. The message is simple - Stop, revive, arrive alive.

Driver Reviver sites in North East Victoria this Easter long weekend:

Euroa Lions Club

Hume FWY (Northbound)

Balmattum Rest Area

Thursday 29th 2pm – Friday 30th 2pm (24hrs)

Euroa SES Coffee Van

Euroa SES

Hume FWY (Northbound)

Balmattum Rest Area

Friday 30 March - TAC Pit Stop 10am – 7pm

TAC Barista & BBQ pancakes!

Hume FWY (Northbound)

Balmattum Rest Area

Saturday 31 March - noon – 6pm

Euroa SES Coffee Van

Hume FWY (Southbound)

Balmattum Rest Area

Monday 2nd April - noon – 8pm

TAC Barista coffee & sausage sizzle

Murchison Lions Club

Goulburn Valley HWY (Northbound)

Wahring Roadhouse

Thursday 29th March - 2pm - Late

Murchison SES

Goulburn Valley HWY (Southbound)

Wahring Rest Area

Monday 2 April 8am – evening

With BBQ provided by Coles, Kialla

Benalla Lions Club

Hume FWY (Northbound)

Mokoan-Winton Rest Area

Thursday 29 March - 11am – late

Friday 30 March - early – 12pm

Benalla SES

Hume FWY (Southbound)

Winton-Mokoan Rest Area

Monday 2 April - 9am onwards

Chiltern SES

Hume FWY (Southbound)

Chiltern Park Rest Area

Monday 2nd April - noon to 6pm

Numurkah SES

Goulburn Valley HWY (Northbound)

Wunghnu Rest Area

Thursday 29 March - 4pm - Late