Stop, revive, survive the holiday drive at Gladfield
WORKING 24 hours a day for 15 days, the volunteers at the Gladfield Driver Reviver will be doing their bit to make sure everyone gets home alive this Christmas-New Year.
The busy site on the Cunningham Hwy will open its doors at lunchtime on Friday, as travellers start to fill the roads heading away for the Christmas holidays.
Gladfield Driver Reviver roster co-ordinator Peter Hardwick has been tasked with the job of assigning more than 100 volunteers into the 200 shifts to be filled during the busiest time of year.
"We have about the same number of volunteers as last year - you lose some and you gain some," Mr Hardwick said.
"We encourage people to pull in, even it's just for a few minutes to wander around and have a free coffee."
The Gladfield site will be open until 6pm on January 4.
There are also driver reviver sites on the Cunningham Hwy at Redmond Park in Goondiwindi and Lions Park in Inglewood.
For motorists travelling south, there are driver revivers on the New England Hwy at Wallangarra and Rotary Park in Tenterfield.
For a full list of driver reviver sites, visit driverreviver.com.au.
- There are 35 driver reviver sites in Queensland
- More than 100 volunteers are rostered on for the Gladfield site
- There will be 200 shifts during the 15 days the Gladfield site is open
- As many as 10,000 people are expected to stop at Gladfield these holidays