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Centre for Road Safety

Be Truck Aware - Blind Spots (30 seconds)

[Opening shot of Sam and Alison in a freight yard walking towards a truck.]

[Sam is shown in the driver's seat of the truck.]

Interviewer: Okay Sam, can you see anyone in your mirrors?.

Sam: No, I can't.

[Shot shows Alison in the driver's seat, with the interviewer in the passenger seat.]

Interviewer: Can you see anyone in front of the truck?

Alison: No, I can’t see anyone.

[Back to Sam.]

Interviewer: You’re feeling confident that you would be all clear for driving?

[Julia is shown in the driver's seat of the truck.]

Julia: Yep, good to go.

Interviewer: Ok, lets take a look.

[Sam climbs out of the truck and is shocked to see a rider on a motorbike.]

Sam: “Aw, no way.”

[Julia climbs out of the cabin and is surprised to see  a group of bicycle riders.]

Julia: Oh.

[Alison is shown in the cabin of the truck, as three pedestrians are revealed to her.)

Alison: Oh wow, I was 100 percent  sure that there was no one there.

Julia: I checked my mirrors and there was no one!

[Animation shows the four blind spots around trucks - to each side, to the rear and in front.]

Graphic and voiceover: Take care around trucks. They can’t always see you.

End-frame- and voiceover: Be truck aware

Logos: NSW Government/Towards Zero.

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Be Truck Aware - Pedestrian Safety (15 seconds)

[Up-tempo guitar soundtrack plays.]

Graphic: Be Truck Aware

[People are shown crossing a busy city street.]

[Close-up of female pedestrian using earphones, texting on her mobile phone as she walks along the footpath beside a busy street.]

Narrator: Increased construction across Sydney will see a lot more trucks driving on our roads.

[As the female pedestrian walks down the footpath, we see shots of passing trucks and other pedestrians.]

Narrator: Take extra care when crossing.

[The female pedestrian stops at a busy intersection, looks to the right, and then to the left.]

[Close-up shows the red Don’t Walk signal on a traffic light.]

[The pedestrian removes her earphones, the green Walk signal flashes.]

Narrator: Look out before you step out.

[The pedestrian looks to the right and the left to check for traffic before she steps onto the crossing.]

End credits: Be Truck Aware, Look out before you step out, cartoon graphic of truck stopped at pedestrian crossing to allow a man to cross, NSW Government and Towards Zero logos.

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