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Battle of the paddles: anything to wake you up

Battle of the paddles: anything to wake you up

Iconic Aussie tennis player Pat Cash was taken back to his roots of competitive sport when he picked up his paddle to battle it out at NRMA’s roadside ping-pong tournament.

The occasion saw the Wimbledon champion verse hundreds of drivers in a game of table tennis at Allan Morse Park’s Bathurst Driver Reviver site on Thursday, April 18.

As part of NRMA’s mission to do anything to wake drivers up – and research suggesting 22% of motorists drive more than four hours without stopping – the event encouraged travellers to stay safe by avoiding driving tired.

At the Bathurst Driver Reviver site, the ping-pong table was at centre stage with a stand for onlookers to observe the games while relishing in hot beverages and snacks, making the driver pit stop much more entertaining than most others.

To motivate drivers to take more breaks and overcome tired eyes during long drives this Easter, NRMA have scattered billboards designed to imitate road signs across NSW to help tackle driver fatigue. In addition to this, other entertaining activities will be located at various Driver Reviver sites across NSW.

Ping pong with Pat Cash was the first Driver Reviver activity to see the community support a safer way of driving these school holidays. To join in on the fun, take a break and stretch your legs at NRMA’s upcoming Driver Reviver event.

Roadside fruit stand with Elvis

Slip on your blue suede shoes and head to the Kew Driver Reviver site where multiple Elvis impersonators will be warming their vocals while selling a variety of fruit at an NRMA roadside fruit stand.

Take a break, listen to the tunes of Elvis and his live three-piece band and enjoy the tantalising taste of farm fresh fruit. Also, feel good knowing you’re making the roads a safe place by taking a break and supporting local farmers – with all proceeds from the fruit sales going towards local farmers.

Event:Roadside fruit standwith Elvis

When:Sunday, April 28

Where: Kew Driver Reviver site at Nancy Bird Walton Drive, Kew.


This holiday break, remember to do anything to keep awake during your travels and never drive tired.

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