Up-tempo music plays in a continuous soundtrack.
Graphic: Safer Drivers Course for young learner drivers.
Graphic: Preparing for your Ps
[A video of a Giants academy learner driver inside a car with an instructor is projected on a scoreboard-style graphic.]
Scoreboard graphic: Starring GWS Giants Academy players
[A series of shots show two academy players about to enter the Giants Learning Life Centre, a net behind the goals, sprinklers watering an oval, the Giants lined up with arms linked on the field before the start of a match, and Giants photos framed on a clubhouse wall.]
[Close-up show Giants Academy player Pat.]
Graphic: Pat – Safer driver star
Pat: Hi, my name’s Pat.
[Close-up show Giants Academy player Connor.]
Graphic: Connor – Safer driver star
Connor: My name’s Connor.
[Close-up show Giants Academy player Alex Johnstone.]
Graphic: Alex – Safer driver star
Alex: I’m Alex Johnstone.
[Close-up show Giants Academy player Billy Lambert.]
Graphic: Billy – Safer driving star
Billy: Billy Lambert.
[Close-up show Giants Academy player James Monks.]
Graphic: James – Safer driving star
James: My name’s James Monks. So, I’m 17 and I can’t wait to take advantage of the 20 hours that the driving course is going to give me.
Scoreboard graphic: Learn what you can control
[Academy players enter a training room and sit around a table where a Safer Drivers Course trainer gives a lesson on how to stay in control.]
Trainer: So whenever we’re driving, we’re always trying to bring those things that are outside of our of control inside our circle of control.
[Giants player use a white board to write responses to course activities on alcohol, fatigue and distraction.]
[The trainer stands in front of a white board and speaks to academy players.]
Trainer: So you’ve been out with your friends and they’re all really pushing you for a lift home. So, what are the risks of the scenario?
Graphic: Action (what you observed), Impact (what the impact is)
Connor: You’re tired ‘cause it’s a late night.
Connor: Distractions on the road.
[We see the view from the back seat as Connor drives a car.]
Driving instructor: So I’m looking around to see who’s doing what.
[Shot shows Connor at the wheel, a driving instructor in the passenger seat and Billy in the back seat.]
Instructor: See these cars here in front of us, who’s behind you. He’s quite anxious, isn’t he, this guy behind you.
Scoreboard graphic: Learn to manage distractions
[Giants players stand in a circle in the clubhouse as they try and juggle tennis balls.]
Safer Drivers Course trainer: So people try and manage to do a whole heap of things when they’re driving. So they’re not just focused on their driving.
[The trainer holds a tennis ball in each hand as he talks to the academy players.]
Trainer: So what they’re doing is getting themselves quite scattered.
[The players are shown back in the training room sitting around a table as they listen to the trainer.]
Trainer: It’s hard for our brain to sort of focus on everything, yeah?
You’re almost taking a step back trying to track everything and get stuff out of your peripheral vision.
[Shot shows James Monks in the driver’s seat as he closes the car window, turns off the radio and adjusts the rear vision mirror.]
Scoreboard graphic: Learn low risk driving techniques
[Close-up in the car shows the driving instructor holding a manual open at a page titled: Drive 2 – Recognise and respond to hazards.]
[Close-up of Connor driving.]
[We see the view of urban traffic through the front windscreen of the car.]
Driving instructor: Nicely. Down here.
[Shot of Billy at the wheel, the instructor in the passenger seat and Connor in the back seat.]
Instructor: Three-second gap. That’s what we are looking for.
[We see the view through the front windscreen as a player drives through traffic on busy urban streets.]
Driving instructor voice-over: So all the time we’re reading, we’re seeing what’s happening, we’re looking at what other cars on the road are doing, what the hazards … what hazards are around. And that changes every scene that we go through, every street.
Scoreboard graphic: Safer Drivers Course for young learner drivers
Scoreboard graphic: Earn 20 hours of log book credit
Scoreboard graphic: Prepare for your P’s
Scoreboard graphic: Book at saferdrivers.nsw.gov.au
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