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School holidays are upon us. For some of us this means a great time with the family and the promise of a sunny holiday somewhere. For others it means a backlog of flippers at the local swimming pool and L-Platers loose on the local highways. Wherever you’re heading, we’ve got the hot tips on where to go, and how to stay safe this spring.

There is so much on offer to see and do. Whether it’s catching some waves at Port Macquarie (click here), hitting that last bit of powder in the Snowy Mountains (click here) dropping a line in at the local creek (see here) or hitting the big smoke, there is something for everyone these holidays. For those who prefer land over sea, how about trail riding through the Blue Mountains (see here) or dining with the animals at Dubbo Zoo (see here)?

Whatever your plans, the key is to stay safe and remember to be patient these school holidays. Minister for Roads, our Duncan Gay, has reminded everyone to slow down and be alert. You can always hit up the Driver Reviver on your way to the coast or mountains to restart.

While you’re there, you may want to take the online test to see whether you’re alert enough to continue on the holiday highway slog. Visit testyourtiredself.com.au and take the tired test.   

Or, if you’re one of those people remaining at home, remember school's out and to take care on main streets. And though L Platers might seem annoying even to those who don’t suffer from road rage, remember we all have to learn sometime. Take a wide berth.

Double demerits will apply from midnight on Friday 2 to Monday 5 October 2015 and NSW Police will also be carrying out increased patrols during these periods. Don’t get us wrong, football is important, both codes, but be wary of your alcohol intake if you plan to drive. Or better yet, hitch a ride with a mate. 

Be safe! Happy holidays!

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