WHILE drivers did not flock to the Orange Driver Reviver Stop over the long weekend, it provided a vital service in the road safety campaign by encouraging drivers to take a break.
Yesterday, during Orange Rotary Club’s stint on duty, members decided to carry out a survey about the significance of Orange as the birthplace of Banjo Paterson.
It seems Orange has some way to go in attracting visitors interested in the history of Banjo Paterson.
“Not one person knew this was where Banjo Paterson was born,” Orange Rotary Club president Mick Doyle said.
“That could be partly because there’s no signage to let people know. We found it very interesting.”
NSW Police campaign Operation Safe Arrival concluded at midnight, targeting speeding, drink and drug-impaired driving, seatbelt offences and fatigue.
Mr Doyle and fellow Rotarian Len Banks said as they observed traffic coming in along the Mitchell Highway the majority of drivers were adhering to the road rules.
“Most people seem to be doing the right thing,” he said.