The ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme for motorists travelling through the western and south western regions of NSW has been launched thanks to 18 councils. The initiative, which aims to combat driver fatigue, has also enlisted the help of 62 participating businesses who will offer a free hot drink to drivers in Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes, Orange, Parkes and more. Charlie Pecenka,
Manager of Parkes Coffee Pot, also spoke at the launch; “We’re involved because of the goodwill it promote for our business and the build-up of our customer base. Really, what is the cost of a cuppa if it saves someone’s life?” Fatigue crashes accountfor over 12% of crashes in the council areas over the last 5 years. Since its inception in 2010, more than 3,500 free cuppas have been given away in over 50 cities. For more information please contact Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor on 6861 2364.