Drivers come to the rescue

Who ya gonna call: Jimmy Mueller and Graham Goss are two members of the Yennora based Driver Aid Services that assist motorists across Sydney. Picture: Chris Lane
Who ya gonna call: Jimmy Mueller and Graham Goss are two members of the Yennora based Driver Aid Services that assist motorists across Sydney. Picture: Chris Lane

Meet Jimmy Mueller and Graham Goss. They have a rare job description: to help where needed. 

If it’s a 40 degree day and you’re broken down on the side of the road – they will be there.

If there is a car accident – they will be there.

If there is tyre debris to be scraped off the road or a dead animal to be moved  – they will be there.

The pair are part of the Yennora based Driver Aid Services team who form part of a Sydney-wide network that works 24 hours, seven days a week to keep motorists moving.

The Yennora crew, a dedicated team within the Roads and Maritime Services, look after the area from Campbellown to Kellyville and are tasked to incidents by the Transport Management Centre, emergency services or by members of the public.

They will also simply stop and help if they see something while patrolling.

Jimmy and Graham have been patrolling Sydney streets for more than 15 years. They have seen it all –and like most crews have been mistaken for ambo drivers, the NRMA and tow truck drivers.

From an elderly couple somehow escaping death after a container fell on their Hyundai Excel.

To last year when they assisted Anna Cavendish the week before Christmas when her car broke down in searing heat on the M4 on her way back to Mudgee.

“She had been waiting for a tow truck for two hours and she looked hot and stressed and dehydrated. So we got her some water and organised for her car to fixed at the mechanics and some accommodation,” Graham said.

We do the job for one reason: to help people.

Graham Goss

“She was very appreciative but that’s not why we do it. We do the job for one reason: to help people.”

Ms Cavendish took the time to email the RMS with her thanks.

“Within a short space of time Jim and Graham turned up. HALLELUJAH! These two men truly rescued me and set in motion a solution. They immediately grasped what was going on and saw the physical and emotional state I was in,” Ms Cavendish wrote.

For Jimmy, it was another rescue that came with an element of risk.

The dangers of helping people standard in dangerous positions has led to a simple motto for the crew.

“The aim of the game for everyone in the unit is: everybody goes home to their family every night,” he said.

  • You can report a traffic incident  to 131 700.