Free Coffee for Motorists Hitting the Road for August Bank Holiday
The Road Safety Authority and Topaz are encouraging all drivers undertaking long journeys over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend to be fully aware of the dangers of driver fatigue.
As part of the ‘Driver Reviver’ campaign – which is run in conjunction with the RSA – Topaz provides free coffee to drivers on Bank Holiday Fridays at over 100 participating sites nationwide. Any drivers feeling tired are advised to pull over, grab a free coffee and have a short nap before resuming their journeys.
Topaz expects to give away up to 10,000 free coffees in total.
Driver fatigue, known as the ‘silent killer’, is believed to be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road deaths in Ireland.
Paul Candon, Marketing and Corporate Services Director at Topaz said: “This is part of our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of driver fatigue and to make our roads safer over the upcoming weekend. All drivers have to do is show their car keys to staff and request a free coffee on Friday 3rd of August”.
Posters advertising the campaign will be in place outside all participating stations.