Drivers Reminded To Take A Break This Easter

Victorians hitting the roads this Easter long weekend are being urged to plan ahead, take regular breaks, and drive to the conditions to stay safe.

The Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) together launched the Easter Driver Reviver program.

Over the long weekend, Victorians will be able to take a break, grab a free hot drink and snacks at 30 Driver Reviver locations across the state – including the Hume Highway, Murray Valley Highway and Western Highway.

More than 60 Victorians have tragically lost their lives on Victorian roads this year – with a concerning trend revealing almost half of these fatalities have occurred on weekends.

Fatigue remains a major issue on Victoria’s roads, and drivers are being urged to get enough rest, allow plenty of travel time, plan a break from the road every two hours and swap drivers where possible.

The Driver Reviver program, which has been operating for over 30 years, is run by volunteers, funded by sponsors, and supported by the Allan Labor Government.

The TAC will further support the program by establishing ‘Pause Stops’ at various rest spots, offering free coffee, food, family-friendly activities, and prizes.

For more information on Driver Reviver and Pause Stop locations, visit