Centre for Road Safety

Is your Plan B Nightwatchman your mum?

[Inside the bar of a pub, Nathan Lyon walks in with a cricket bat. He wears his NSW Blues uniform, batting pads and a helmet.]

Narrator: Just as cricket teams have a nightwatchman that comes in to bat late in the day to get the team home safely, if you’ve been out drinking you need a Plan B Nightwatchman, someone you’ve organised to come out, pick you up, and get you home safely.

[Nathan Lyon takes off his helmet.]

Nathan Lyon: Not me… you’ve gotta organise your own.

[Suddenly, a middle-aged mum walks over to Nathan Lyon. She carries a bat and wears cricket pads strapped over her jeans.]

Mum: No, he’s Nathan Lyon, the actual nightwatchman for the NSW cricket team. Your Plan B Nightwatchman could be your local cabbie, or your mum who you’ve organised to pick you up.

Nathan Lyon: She’d be your Nightwatchmum.

[Nathan Lyon gives mum a playful nudge and smiles at her.]

Mum: Thanks Nathan.

Narrator: If you’re drinking, a nightwatchman is a great Plan B to get you home safely.

[End credits are shown on a life-size drink coaster next to Nathan Lyon and the mum. Printed on the coaster are the words: A Nightwatchman is a great Plan B. Transport for NSW Major partner; Cricket NSW.]

Back to NSW Blues.

Who is your Plan B Nightwatchman?

[At night inside a pub, a taxi driver and a bus driver enter the bar carrying cricket bats. They wear cricket pads over their trousers and raise their bats to the camera.]

Narrator: These proud men are Plan B Nightwatchmen.

[The two men shape up to the camera in batting poses and go through some practice swings.]

Narrator: Just as cricket teams have a Nightwatchman that comes in late to get the team home safely, if you’ve been out drinking, you need a Plan B Nightwatchman.

[They casually throw the cricket bats off-screen. A close-up shows the pair with arms folded, nodding in agreement to the narrator.]

Narrator: Someone you’ve organised to come and pick you up and get you home safely. This could be a cabbie or one of your local bus drivers.

[The men proudly point to themselves.]

Narrator: And, here’s another Nightwatchman.

[Nathan Lyon enters the bar. He wears his NSW Blues uniform and batting gloves and carries his helmet and bat.]

Taxi driver: If I happened to be taking him home…

[The Taxi Driver points to Nathan Lyon.]

Taxi driver: I’d be the Nightwatchman’s Nightwatchman.

[Nathan Lyon nods to the taxi driver.]

Narrator: Yes you would. If you’re drinking, a Nightwatchman is a great Plan B to get you home safely.

[End credits are shown on a life-size drink coaster next to Nathan Lyon, the cab driver and the bus driver. Printed on the coaster are the words: A Nightwatchman is a great Plan B. Transport for NSW Major partner; Cricket NSW.]

Back to NSW Blues.

NSW Blues jingle

Rock music soundtrack starts.

Credits: Transport for NSW | NSW Blues. Plan B.

Logo: RBT means you need a Plan B. Transport for NSW.

[Cricket NSW players walk into a building at Moore Park after getting off a Plan B bus in the carpark.]

Graphic: With around 80% of alcohol related fatalities occurring in regional NSW

[The players sit a table, talking, writing notes and using laptops.]

Graphic: We asked the NSW Blues to help us tackle the issue… And they delivered.

Vocal track by NSW Blues player Doug Bollinger: You think it’s cool to drink and drive?

[The players smile and write more lyrics around the table.]

Doug Bollinger vocal: Think again; the Nightwatchman’s keepin’ you alive,

[Doug Bollinger is shown singing into a microphone.]

Doug Bollinger: So put down that Jack, The Nighwatchman’s got your back

[A series of shots show different players laughing along to the song.]

[Players are grouped around a microphone with their arms linked as they sing the lyrics.]

Players: From the streets to the Riverina, Keep your point sheet even cleaner, Avoid the RBT.

[We see shots of a computer screen and different players all laughing along to the song.]

Players: Nightwatchman’s your Plan B!

[NSW Blues player Ryan Carters is shown on the Plan B bus talking to the camera.]

Ryan Carters: In essence the Plan B campaign is about making responsible choices after a night out drinking.

[More shots of the team writing song lyrics around the table.]

[NSW Blues player Stephen O’Keefe is shown on the team bus talking to the camera.]

Stephen O’Keefe: If we can spread that message and be role models I guess in the community then that would go a long way in helping to decrease the fatalities we have on the roads.

[More shots of the players writing around the table, then singing around the microphone.]

Players: Goulburn, Taree, Holbrook, Yeoval, Going for a beer with my mates at the local, Tamworth, Orange, Bathurst, Lismore, Who’s going to get us to the front door!

Nightwatchman Oi! Oi! Better than a drunken friend. Nightwatchman Oi! Oi!

[More shots of the players laughing around the table, then singing around the microphone.]

Players: It’s my turn next weekend. Too many beers, need a Plan B here. No need to grieve night watchy up my sleeve. Who is your Nighwatchman?

[Cricket NSW players are shown standing in front of the Plan B bus.]

Players: What’s your Plan B?

End Credits: Cricket NSW; NSW Government, Transport for NSW.

Back to NSW Blues jingle.