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The Driver Reviver Program is a community initiative operated nationally by volunteers. The Program aims to provide an opportunity for the community to contribute to Towards Zero, WA’s road safety strategy 2008-2020 by addressing fatigue related road trauma.

By visiting an operating Driver Reviver site, travellers can take a break in their journey for a free cup of coffee or tea, a biscuit and most importantly, a chance to stop and revive so drivers reach their destination safely.

Driver Reviver is a national program, sponsored by the Toll Group, the Arnott's Foundation, Bushells Coffee, Bushells Tea and Sunshine Sugar. In WA, Driver Reviver is managed by WALGA’s RoadWise and overseen by a Reference Group comprising of representatives from Main Roads WA, the WA Police Force and the Road Safety Commission.

Through this sponsorship and RoadWise, Driver Reviver sites are provided with Driver Reviver and road safety promotional material, biscuits, coffee and tea to encourage drivers to stop, revive and survive.

WALGA's RoadWise would like to thank all WA Driver Reviver operators for their dedication and commitment to road safety and addressing driver fatigue by operating Driver Reviver sites across the State. Below is a snap shot of their success during 2017-18. For further information, download a copy of the Driver Reviver and Coffee Stop Program Report 2017-2018 from the online form.

WA Driver Reviver summary 2017-2018

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About Driver Reviver in WA

Driver Reviver in Western Australia began over the Christmas period in 1992 at Southern Cross and has grown to involve 19 locations throughout the State.

The locations generally operate during public and school holidays, and long weekends. Volunteers man each stop, donating their time to provide motorists with an opportunity to contribute to road safety by addressing driver fatigue. See dates for upcoming Driver Reviver stops.

Driver Reviver sites are an ideal place to take a break on a long journey. They also provide an opportunity for Local Governments, police, sponsors and other road safety partners to work together towards zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

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Pictured above: Driver Reviver signage and horse and rider taking advantage of the Collie Driver Reviver operation.

Getting involved

If you would like more information or to find out how to get involved by becoming a volunteer or site
operator, download a copy of the WA Driver Reviver Program Kit from the download form and contact your closest Road Safety Advisor.

Driver Reviver News

Driver Reviver operators

WALGA’s RoadWise would like to remind all site managers to submit reports on operating periods. These reports are collated and used to obtain national and local sponsorship for the Program. If you need a report form, email RoadWise;

Driver Reviver site managers wishing to order supplies outside of the usual operating periods should email RoadWise;

The facts about fatigue

  • There are many causes of fatigue, with driving for a long period of time seen as one of the key causes to fatigue-related road trauma.
  • There is a higher fatigue risk when driving at night time and on rural roads. The WA 10 Year Crash Statistics report showed that fatigue was a factor in more than double serious crashed on rural WA roads between the hours of midnight and 6.00am.[1]

  • The reaction time of a driver who has been awake for 17 – 19 hours is similar to the reaction time of a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05.[2]

  • Not sleeping for 20 – 25 hours will reduce a driver’s reaction time to the equivalent reaction time of someone with a BAC of 0.10.

  • Shift-workers are six times more likely to be involved in a fatigue-related road crash than other workers. Research shows that there are three times as many fatal accidents at work during the night shift (11pm – 7am) as during the day.[3]

[1] Road Safety Commission, 10 Year Crash Statistics, Report Volume 2 and 3 – October 2006,

[2] Road Safety Commission, Fatigue,, 4 October 2016

[3] Road Safety Commission, Safer Shiftworkers. Safer Roads,, May 2016

Signs of fatigue

  • you begin to blink;
  • you start squinting;
  • you can’t stop yawning;
  • you have trouble keeping your head up;
  • your eyes close for a moment or go out of focus;
  • you have wandering, disconnected thoughts;
  • you find that you can’t remember driving the last few kilometres;
  • you miss a gear;
  • you miss a road sign or your exit;
  • you find you have slowed unintentionally;
  • you brake too late;
  • you drift over the centre line or on to the side of the road; or
  • you see ‘mirages’ ahead. 

Tips for avoiding fatigue

  • It is recommended that we get an average of seven to eight hours continuous sleep.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before going to sleep.
  • Plan your trip to ensure maximum attention to your driving. Try to schedule your trip so driving takes place during daylight.
  • It is best to start your journey early and not drive late into the night.
  • Avoid long hours of driving, particularly at night and after working all day.
  • If possible share the driving; swap drivers every two hours, or every 200km, or if you feel tired.
  • If you are making a long journey, plan to stop overnight and get a full night’s rest.
  • When travelling a long distance, take regular breaks - get out of the car, walk around to stimulate blood circulation, have a cup of coffee or tea, drink plenty of fresh water and have something to eat. This is where the Driver Reviver Program can assist.
  • If you feel tired, take a ‘power nap’. You will feel the maximum benefit from 15-20 minutes of sleep.
  • Make sure the interior of your vehicle is well ventilated and not too warm. An overheated vehicle can make you drowsy.
  • Listen to music, talkback radio or talking books - anything to stimulate your mind.
  • Stop and eat at regular meal times to ensure you maintain your energy levels.

Driver Reviver Calendar

Driver Reviver Calendar

Pannawonica Access Road turnoff on North West Coastal Highway, 10kms north of Mesa A Mine Site.


Most weekends



Cnr Albany Highway and Great Southern Highway


31 May 2019

4.00pm - 10.00pm

Gold Wire 24 Hour Rest Stop, Great Northern Highway, 150kms South of Broome


3 June 2019

8.00am - 4.00pm

Gingin Information Bay, Brand Highway approx. 650m South of Honeycomb Road Gingin

3 June 2019

12.00pm - 4.30pm

Indian Ocean Drive, 1km North of the City of Wanneroo boundary, Gingin Wanneroo

3 June 2019

30 Sept 2019

8.30am - 4.00pm

Edagee Rest Stop, 80km South of Carnarvon Carnarvon

5-6 July 2019


Parking bay on Albany Hwy near northern entrance to Cranbrook. 63km from Kojonup, 95km from Albany and 4km from Cranbrook townsite


27 Sept 2019

4.00pm - 12.00am 

Driver Reviver Locations

Driver Reviver Permanent Locations
Gold Wire 24 Hour Rest Stop, Great Northern Highway, 150kms South of Broome Broome
Northbound parking bay Bussell Hwy, between Roberts Road and Cable Mine Road, Capel Capel
Edagee Rest Stop, 80km South of Carnarvon Carnarvon
Coolgardie Park, Bayley Street, Coolgardie Coolgardie
Cnr Albany Highway and Great Southern Highway, Cranbrook Cranbrook
White Wells rest area, Great Northern Highway, 47km North of Wubin, 107km South of Paynes Find Dalwallinu
Colourstone/Nillabubbica, approx half way between Derby and Broome, Great Northern Hwy Derby
Esperance (various locations) Esperance 
Gingin Information Bay, Brand Highway approx. 650m South of Honeycomb Road Gingin
The Kodja Place, Cnr Albany Hwy and Broomhill Road, Kojonup Kojonup
Stubbs Street, Lake Grace Lake Grace
Various locations Pannawonnika
Beasley River rest area, Nanutarra Road, 100kms West of Paraburdoo. Paraburdoo
Parking bay on Albany Hwy near northern entrance to Cranbrook. 63km from Kojonup, 95km from Albany and 4km from Cranbrook townsite Plantagenet
Yule River, South of Port Hedland or De Grey River, North of Port Hedland Port Hedland
Caltex BP, Great Eastern Hwy, Southern Cross Southern Cross
Albany Highway opposite Tunney Roadhouse Tunney
Indian Ocean Drive, 1km North of the City of Wanneroo boundary, Gingin Wanneroo
Williams Lions Park, 160kms South East of Perth, Albany Hwy Williams