- Theres no place like home safe - 2013
- Should've Said Something - 2013
- The Deso - 2012
- Yes Mum - 2012
- Room for One More - 2011
- Adventure - 2011
- Whats on Your Mind - 2010
- The Party Planner - 2010
- Insignia - 2009
- This is Bullshit - 2009
- Death Blooms 2008
- The Substitute - 2008
- Pose - 2007
- Price of Friendship - 2007
- Social Death - 2007
- Slab - 2006
- Wanker - 2006
- Swing - 2005
- Denial - 2005
- Stand Still - 2004
- Only a Mate - 2004
- The Birthday Present - 2003
- Anything - 2003
Rob, if there’s no beer left when
we get there, you’re in trouble.
What’d I do?
What did you do?
Where did you wait?
(MOBILE PHONE RINGS)
It’s Grim speaking – Grim Reaper.
I’m just calling to confirm
the 8:43pm pick-up.
Guys, shut up.
If that’s Dougie,
tell him to hide us a sixpack.
Um, I’ve got a party.
I see. OK.
we’ll see what we can do.
Cold out there tonight?
OK, so no funeral plan, no will...
Looks like an extra half-century
or so might suit you better.
Can you sit back, please?
Yeah. Let’s put on Triple J!
OK, what I need you to do
is just turn to Jake
and sort of politely ask him
to slow down a bit.
Who is this?
Give us something
with some phat beats.
What will happen?
Well, the results do vary...
..but in this particular case...
..he’s actually likely
to call you a ‘pussy’.
Now, it’s up to you,
but most people do feel
this plan’s worth it in the end,
if they can get
that extra 50 years or so.
(HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO)
It’s alright. I’ll make the lights.
Do it! Punch it!
You’re not gonna make it!
Punch it! Do it.
Mate, slow down!
(CAR TYRES SCREECH)
(CAR HORN BLARES)
OK, not a problem.
Enjoy the party.
End of the transcript
Social Death - 2007
by Hannah Moon
Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people aged 16 to 25. In their first year of driving, young people are about three times more likely to be killed or injured than older, more experienced drivers. Young drivers are more at risk because they lack driving experience and take risks on the roads. The tendency to take risks is part of being a young person, but for too many young people this results in death or serious injury on the roads.
Risk Taking Facts
- When carrying two or more passengers a young driver’s risk of being involved in a fatal crash is over five times higher than travelling alone.
- Young passengers are most likely to be killed in a car when travelling with young drivers.
- For young male drivers, the riskiest combination is travelling with young male passengers, compared to all other combinations.
What young people think about risk taking
When asked, young Victorians have given valuable insights into how they think about risk taking. Research has shown:
- Passengers are central to risky driving, especially for young men.
- Young male passengers rarely discourage their male peers from engaging in risky driving behaviours and often actively encourage it.
- As a driver, many young males say they drive in a risky way to show off to young male passengers, even if the passengers haven’t asked them to.
- Young male drivers are less likely to engage in risky actions with female passengers because they want to protect them, don’t feel as much need to impress them, female passengers are more willing to speak out and because they listen to their girlfriends.
- Common reasons young people give for risk taking:
- Peer group pressure
- Impressing friends and wanting to be accepted
- Going along with the crowd and not wanting to be left out.
- Sense of invincibility
- Don’t feel they can say no or speak up when they are in a risky situation.
- How young people rationalise their risky behaviour:
- “If all your friends are doing something you’re safer sticking together even if it is in a car… you’d be in more danger if you stayed behind on your own … or caught a train at night on your own rather than getting in the car”
- Young people:
- Talk down the possible outcomes
- Avoid thinking about possible consequences
- Blame their risky behaviour on outside factors and are overconfident about their driving skills.
- Recognise they have a choice when faced with a risky situation but they claim the alternative is often neither practical nor a solution.
- Cars play an important symbolic function, particularly for young men.
- P plates symbolise freedom and ‘adulthood’.
- The car you drive and how you drive it reflects who you are.
- The car becomes a place for socialising with friends.
- Risky driving is glamourised by Hollywood, motor racing sports, video games and car advertisements.
In 2014, 21% of drivers killed were aged between 18 and 25 years, however, this age group represents only around 14% of Victorian licence holders. This is the lowest proportion of young drivers killed since 1987.
Of the 24 young drivers killed in 2014:
- 75% were males
- 71% were killed on country roads
- 63% were killed in single vehicle crashes
- 75% were involved in crashes that occurred during high alcohol times
- 67% of deaths occurred on 100km/h signposted roads
Note: High alcohol times are those times of the day and week when casualty crashes are ten times more likely to involve alcohol than casualty crashes at other times.