Fifteen businesses have put their hand up to help reduce driver fatigue related road incidents, by signing up to take part in next year’s ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme.
The businesses join over 100 businesses across Hunter, Southern, South West and Western NSW to participate in the next round of the successful ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme, which provides drivers who have travelled more than 100 kilometres from their home with a free cup of tea or coffee from those participating businesses.
The scheme will see over 23 local council areas working together in a bid to reduce tired drivers and fatigue related crashes on roads in NSW.
Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor said that the second biggest killer on NSW roads was drivers who were tired.
The scheme allows drivers to access a ‘free cuppa’ from participating businesses who have a variety of trading hours, which improves the scheme’s accessibility.
The scheme runs each year from 1st March to 31st May. The councils market and administer the scheme, with the ‘free cuppa’ itself being directly provided by participating businesses.
“If it wasn’t for the participating businesses supplying the ‘free cuppa’, then this scheme wouldn’t be possible and I would like to thank the 15 enthusiastic businesses across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils who are taking part in next year’s scheme.
Many of whom are returning for the eighth or ninth time and we warmly welcome those who are joining us for the first time in 2019,” said Melanie. The local participating businesses for 2019 are:
• Crave Coffee Café Catering
• Forbes Bakehouse
• Forbes Inn Hotel/Motel
• Pantry Café and Catering
• Subway – Forbes
• Railway Arts and Crafts (Bogan Gate)
• Railway Hotel (Bogan Gate)
• Cooke Park Café (Parkes)
• Parkes Coffee Pot
• Parkes Services Club
• Casho’s (Tullamore)
• Vantage Fuels Condobolin
• Shell Condobolin
• Fisho’s Hotbake and Takeaway (Lake
• Tulli Café (Tullibigeal)
For further information go to the website, freecuppa.com.au.