Time for a cuppa and a safety chat

Photo by Rachel Taylor.
Photo by Rachel Taylor.
Constable Jonathan Pearce (right), of the Dunedin Strategic Traffic Unit, was in Lawrence yesterday encouraging drivers to stop their journeys for rest and refreshments.

On Const Pearce's left is Sergeant Chris MacAulay, and behind him is Const Heath Evans.

The Lawrence Volunteer Fire Brigade prepared about 1000 sausages and cups of coffee or tea, which were given to drivers between 3pm and 7pm.

Dunedin City Council community road safety adviser Henriette Rawling said the driver reviver was a partnership between the police, the Clutha District Council and the Dunedin City Council.

The Dunedin population often spent time in Central Otago during holidays, and Lawrence was the ideal location to hold the driver reviver, which was designed to give people a break from driving and educate them about safe driving practices, such as getting enough rest before driving and taking adequate breaks, she said.

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