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.]

Narrator: Fatigue is one of the three biggest killers on NSW road.

[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.]

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

Narrator: Yawning, sore eyes and poor concentration are all signs you're tired.

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

Graphic: Take a break or share the driving.

Narrator: So if you’re tired take a break or share the driving and don’t trust your tired self.

Graphic: Don’t trust your tired self. Testyourtiredself.com.au

Credits: NSW Government, Towards Zero.

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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.]

Narrator: If you’ve been awake for seventeen hours or more the effect on your driving is similar to having a blood alcohol content of .05.

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

Graphic: Get a good night's sleep before your next drive.

Narrator: So remember to get a good night’s sleep before your next drive and don’t trust your tired self.

Graphic: Don’t trust your tired self. Testyourtiredself.com.au

Credits: NSW Government, Towards Zero.

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