Graham Buchner and Brenda Black are asking for more volunteers to join the Driver Reviver at Gladfield.
Graham Buchner and Brenda Black are asking for more volunteers to join the Driver Reviver at Gladfield. Georja Ryan

Driver Reviver needs volunteers

THERE is a killer on our roads and it is not discriminating.

Fatigue, one of the fatal four, has already claimed too many lives, and it's locals such as Graham Buchner and Brenda Black, volunteers at the Gladfield Driver Reviver, who are making sure those numbers do not rise.

But the Driver Reviver may not be around for much longer if people don't start putting their hands up to help out.

"The bottom line is, if we don't get more volunteers, there won't be a driver reviver," Mrs Black said.

"The volunteers are getting older and some just aren't capable of doing it anymore, so we're looking for some volunteers."

Mr Buchner said it was a chance for people to help save lives.

"You hear about accidents relating to driver fatigue and we want to curb that," Mr Buchner said.

"People come in with their eyeballs falling out of their heads, they're just so tired, and they often say 'this coffee will save my life'."

They are asking for anyone who can donate their time, even if it be one day a year, to call Patty on 4661 8011 and request to be on the roster.

The Driver Reviver operates 40 days a year, in peak periods such as Christmas and public holidays.

Shifts are around three hours long, unless you're in it for the long haul and opt for a double shift.

"It's a life-saving idea and it's really a case of 'can you help us save lives?'," Mr Buchner said.

All donations at the Driver Reviver are distributed among service clubs.


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