A POLICE campaign to keep the Easter long-weekend fatality-free has been supported by more than 30 Millicent residents who volunteered their time to man the 24-hour Wattle Range Road Safety Group’s Driver Reviver station.
Now in its 25th year, the station, 7km north of Millicent, provided weary drivers with the opportunity to take a break, stretch their legs and enjoy a refreshment while having a chat.
Driver Reviver coordinator Sue van der Heul told The South Eastern Times yesterday the number of people stopping was slightly higher this year, with around 185 people from 80 vehicles using the station.
“By the time we finish up, over 200 people would have come through,” she said.
“We have had people come through from all over Australia and even as far as China who had not seeing anything like the Driver Reviver station before and thought it was wonderful.”
The service operated from around lunch time last Thursday and closed its doors yesterday evening.
Ms van der Heul praised volunteers, Wattle Range Council, Argyle CFS, Sebastapol Machinery and Foster’s Foodland for their help over the weekend.