Graphic: Dr. Brian Owler, Neurosurgeon, Westmead Hospital
[Dr Owler is shown inside a hospital operating theatre, dressed in medical scrubs. He reads some questions from a clipboard.]
Dr Owler: These holidays I have a few questions for you. Would you rather: (A) Miss the start of the footy?
Or (B) Run a red light, T-bone another car and give your mate brain damage?
Dr Owler: Should you: (A) Arrive a few minutes into the film?
Or (B) Rush, lose control in the rain and snap your girlfriend’s spine?
[Close-up of Doctor Owler.]
Dr Owler: Too often I see the trauma when drivers get it wrong. Choose wisely.
Credits: These holidays, Don’t rush. NSW Government, Australian Medical Association
Voice-over: Authorised by the NSW Government, Sydney.
Credits: Authorised by the NSW Government, Sydney. Spoken by Dr B. Owler.
Graphic: Lana Mercer
[Lana Mercer, a woman in her thirties, sits on a lounge as she talks to the camera. Her face expresses sadness.]
Lana Mercer: Well, I wish this didn’t happen to my brother.
Graphic: James Archer
[Close-up of James Archer. His face shows regret and despair.]
James Archer: I wish I never put my family through it all.
Lana: I wish that he could be active like he was.
James: I wish I wasn’t in constant pain.
Lana: I just wish that he could be healthy.
James: I really wish that I hadn’t been going so bloody fast.
Lana: And I wish that I didn’t worry about him.
[We see a wide shot of James sitting in his kitchen. His right leg has been amputated above the knee and he wears a prosthetic limb.]
Graphic: Speed crash survivor, May 1996
Lana: Because he’s older and he’s supposed to worry about me.
Graphic: We wish we didn’t have to show these ads.
Credits: Don’t rush. NSW Government, Australian Medical Association.