Free cuppa for the driver on offer to May 31

Road Safety and Injury Prevention officers including our own Melanie Suitor (third from right) and Belinda Coe (right) at the 2019 program launch.
Road Safety and Injury Prevention officers including our own Melanie Suitor (third from right) and Belinda Coe (right) at the 2019 program launch.

Ninety eight businesses across New South Wales have joined forces for the 2019 'Free Cuppa for the Driver' scheme.

The multi-award winning scheme offers visiting drivers who have travelled 100km from home a complimentary cup of tea or coffee at any of the participating businesses.

The scheme is a collaboration between the local councils, Roads and Maritime Services and the 98 participating businesses to combat driver fatigue.

"The scheme encourages drivers to take a break from long distance driving before they become fatigued and we encourage them to stop for a free cup of tea or coffee, have a stretch, and have a chat with a local and perhaps a look around an area they haven’t visited before," Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils' Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor said.

The 'Free Cuppa for the Driver' scheme commences on 1 March 2019 and will run until 31 May 2019.

View the full list of participating businesses via www.freecuppa.com.au  or pick up a brochure from Visitor Information Centres.