Centre for Road Safety

Metro version

[We see the view through the windscreen of a car as a driver travels on a busy urban road in the early evening. The four-lane road is divided down the middle by double white lines. The driver is in the left-hand lane, closest to the edge of the road.]

[A blue car and a truck travel in front of the driver in the same lane. All vehicles have their lights turned on and there is oncoming traffic in the distance.]

[There is traffic noise as a silver car in the right-hand lane passes the driver and veers across her path.]

[The driver beeps the horn.]

Graphic: Not speeding.

Narrator: He’s not speeding

[The silver car travels in the middle of the two lanes and approaches the blue car and truck ahead.]

Graphic: Not speeding.

Narrator: He’s not speeding.

Driver: What’s that guy doing?

[The silver car suddenly veers to the right and just misses an oncoming car.]

Narrator: He’s not drunk.

Graphic: Not drunk.

Narrator: He’s just tired.

[The silver car travels past the blue car in the left lane, towards the truck ahead. As the silver car draws level with the truck, it drifts to the left.]

[It drifts so far that it hits the side of the truck. As tyres screech, the silver car suddenly bounces off the truck and veers right, across the white lines into an oncoming car.]

Driver: Oh my God.

Narrator: One of the three big killers on NSW roads. Don’t trust your tired self.

Graphic: One of the three big killers on NSW roads. Don’t trust your tired self. Testyourtiredself.com.au. NSW Government, Transport for NSW.

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Rural version

[We see the view through the windscreen of a car as a driver travels on a busy country road behind a white four-wheel-drive sedan. The straight stretch of road is marked down the centre with double white lines. It is a sunny day and road noise can be heard.]

[The white sedan drifts towards the side of the road, before suddenly swerving back to the centre lines, narrowly missing an oncoming vehicle.]

Graphic: Not speeding.

Narrator: He’s not speeding

[The white sedan again drifts off to the side of the road. The left wheels travel into the dirt, throwing up dust. The sedan travels back onto the road.]

Driver: What’s that guy doing?

Narrator: He’s not drunk

Graphic: Not drunk.

[The white sedan drifts to the side. This time, it runs completely off the road into the dirt and heads straight into the path of a large tree.]

Narrator: He’s just tired.

Graphic: Just tired.

Driver: Oh my God

Narrator: One of the three big killers on NSW roads. Don’t trust your tired self.

Graphic: One of the three big killers on NSW roads. Don’t trust your tired self. Testyourtiredself.com.au. NSW Government, Transport for NSW.

Narrator: How tired are you? Visit testyourtiredself.com.au

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