Owners of Driver Reviver locations across Barker can now apply for a share of $7.3 million in Australian Government funding to upgrade their life-saving rest sites.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said driver fatigue had been identified as one of the ‘Fatal Five’ road safety factors that contribute to road trauma, being a factor in up to 30 per cent of all deaths and severe injuries on our roads.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and while our Government is doing what it can to ensure Australia moves towards ‘Vision Zero’ of zero deaths on our nation’s roads, initiatives such as the Driver Reviver program showcase what governments and communities can achieve when working together, and of course the role road users can play to ensure we all get home safely at the end of each trip.”
Round 2 of the Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program is a targeted competitive grant round with applications closing 25 February 2021.
Further information, including application guidelines and submissions, is available at www.grants.gov.au.
For more information on the Australian Government’s road safety initiatives, visit www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au
Assistant Minister Buchholz:
Josh Christian | 0439 897 926
Tony Pasin MP:
Anna Hawkins | 08 8724 7730 | firstname.lastname@example.org