McDonald’s Heathcote is among 45 of the fast food chain’s restaurants that will offer motorists a free small McCafe coffee on Easter Monday to help them stay alert.
The other participating outlets are in regional areas.
McDonald’s says the offer applies in-store only, with motorists having to show their keys, and is not available in the drive-thru.
Roads Minister Melinda Pavey said the offer added to other community initiatives to assist drivers to remain alert, including the Toll Group’s Driver Reviver Program and Free Cuppa.
”This is an opportunity for drivers to get out of their cars, stretch their legs and have a break over a coffee and to get to their destination safely,” she said.
Ms Pavey said the message for motorists driving long distances at Easter was, “Rest up, don’t rush and if you’re feeling tired stop for a break and a well-earned cuppa”.
“Motorists need to be mindful of driving tired as fatigue is the second biggest killer on NSW roads after speeding,” she said.
“Tiredness can affect your driving no matter how long or short your trip is and the outcome could potentially be catastrophic - not just for you, but for your friends and family too,” Mrs Pavey said.
Double demerits started at midnight on Wednesday, April 12, and will apply until midnight on Monday April 17.
They will be in force again for the Anzac Day holiday period from midnight Thursday, April 20, until midnight on Tuesday, April 25,
Drivers can keep up to date on traffic conditions by visiting: livetraffic.com