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Drivers on Business Videos - Text Transcripts

 Other Ways of Working - 40 seconds

VIDEO REF AUDIO
OPEN on white limbo set.  EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE (both played by Ralph Ineson). EMPLOYER stands next to a plinth with a laptop on it. The head of the EMPLOYEE can be seen on the laptop screen. 1 EMPLOYER Hello, i'm an employer. 
EMPLOYEE And i'm an employee, hello. 
EMPLOYER What you doing down there? 
EMPLOYEE I'm at home.
EMPLOYER reacts to EMPLOYEE. 2 EMPLOYER Sick? You don't look sick to me. Are you pulling a fast one? 
EMPLOYEE No, i'm working from home this morning.  EMPLOYER Why?
 Close Up of EMPLOYEE. 3 EMPLOYEE Well it saves money on fuel because i'm not stuck in congestion during rush hour and I can work via email. Best thing is I don't have to look at your ugly mug all day.

EMPLOYER snaps the laptop shut.

FADE OUT to end frame.

4 EMPLOYER That works both ways, matey!
SUPER: Logo etc. 5 EMPLOYEE (VO) Muffled squealing.

Corporate Manslaughter - 60 seconds

VIDEO REF AUDIO
OPEN on white limbo set. EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE (both played by Ralph Ineson) stand side-by-side. Both speak to camera. EMPLOYER lifts up newspaper and starts reading it. EMPLOYEE looks nonplussed. 1 EMPLOYER Hello, I'm an employer. 
EMPLOYEE  And I'm an employee, hello.   EMPLOYER It says here, the Government are considering introducing a new offence called Corporate Manslaughter.
EMPLOYEE What's Corporate Manslaughter when it's at home? Killing a company? Heh heh.
EMPLOYER continues reading. FIRST POLICEMAN comes in and handcuffs himself to surprised EMPLOYEE. 2

EMPLOYER Could be... blah, blah, blah... if you were driving over to a client say, and you had an accident, causing someone's death, due to your negligence... 
EMPLOYEE Id go to jail?

SECOND POLICEMAN comes in and handcuffs himself to EMPLOYER. 3

EMPLOYER So you'd think. But no. It's me who'd be prosecuted.
EMPLOYEE Well, that's all right then!

FADE OUT to end frame. 4

EMPLOYER Except with me locked up, that's you out of a job, you numpty. 
EMPLOYEE Oh. 

SUPER: Logo etc. 5 EMPLOYER (VO) What do you mean you haven't got keys for the handcuffs?

Vehicle Safety Checks - 70 seconds

VIDEO REF AUDIO
OPEN on white limbo set.  EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE (both played by Ralph Ineson) stand side-by-side. The EMPLOYER holds a clipboard. Both speak to camera.
Close Up of EMPLOYER. Both in shot. EMPLOYEE smiles confidently.
1 EMPLOYER Hello, i'm an employer. 
EMPLOYEE And i'm an employee, hello.  EMPLOYER Yes, and I heard that if someone drives a car on company business, as an employer, I should go through a checklist. Ask a few questions. Tick a few boxes. 
EMPLOYEE Tick away!
EMPLOYER consults clipboard.
EMPLOYER is seen ticking off the items on his checklist
2 EMPLOYER Number One. Do you know what to do in the event of a breakdown on the motorway? 
EMPLOYEE  Yes. 
EMPLOYER  Good. Do you regularly carry out routine safety checks on your car?  Lights, tyres, washer fluid?  EMPLOYEE Yes, yes, and yes again. 
EMPLOYER Marvellous!
EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE exchange glances. EMPLOYER looks pleased. 3 EMPLOYER Are you aware its against the law to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving? 
EMPLOYEE  Oh yes. 
EMPLOYER Were flying now. Oh, I missed one at the start.
Horrified reaction from EMPLOYER.   
FADE OUT to end frame  
4 EMPLOYEE Fire away. 
EMPLOYER Do you have a driving licence?  EMPLOYEE No. 
EMPLOYER What?
SUPER: Logo etc. 5 EMPLOYEE (VO) No, never had one. No ones bothered to ask before.

Saving Money On The Bottom Line - 60 seconds

VIDEO REF AUDIO
OPEN on white limbo set.  EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE (both played by Ralph Ineson) stand side-by-side.  Both speak to camera.  EMPLOYEE points to EMPLOYER.  1 EMPLOYER Hello, I'm an employer.  EMPLOYEE And I'm an employee, hello. We both drive on business but his driving is appalling.  EMPLOYER What!?
EMPLOYER holds his hands out in front of him as though he is manoeuvring a steering wheel.  EMPLOYEE looks alarmed. Holds up a warning hand. 2 EMPLOYEE Let's pretend were driving to the warehouse.
EMPLOYER Right-ho.
EMPLOYEE Look you're driving too fast!  Above 60 mph your fuel consumption goes up dramatically. 
EMPLOYER  Does it now?
EMPLOYER jams his foot down violently. 3 EMPLOYEE Oh no, we're stuck in a traffic jam.  EMPLOYER (Makes Screeching sound)  What are you doing?
EMPLOYEE puts his arms behind his head as though relaxing. 4 EMPLOYEE Ive turned the engine off. There's no sense in wasting fuel and money while you're stood still.
EMPLOYER Mmmm.

EMPLOYER looks delighted.   EMPLOYEE with smug smile. 

FADE OUT to end frame.

SUPER: Logo etc.

5

EMPLOYEE And always travel light; don't carry more weight than you have to.
EMPLOYER Excellent! 
EMPLOYEE So we'll drop you off at the gym, eh? Lose a few pounds?

EMPLOYER (VO) Why you cheeky...

Speeding And Pressures Put On Employee By Employer - 60 seconds

VIDEO REF AUDIO
OPEN on white limbo set.  EMPLOYER and EMPLOYEE (both played by Ralph Ineson). EMPLOYER stands by himself.   EMPLOYER looks to his left. No-one appears for a few moments.  Then EMPLOYEE rushes in, still panting. 1 EMPLOYER Hello, I'm an employer.
EMPLOYEE  And I'm an employee(pant) hello.
EMPLOYER consults his watch. EMPLOYER looks unhappy. 2 EMPLOYER A late employee at that.
EMPLOYEE Had to take the company car into the garage. Pranged it getting here. Must admit, I was pushing it a bit.
EMPLOYER Well, there you go. Speeding doesnt pay. In fact, how much will that cost us, eh?  EMPLOYEE But...
 Close up of EMPLOYER 3 EMPLOYER There's the repairs, getting you a replacement car, and if you've hit something or, heaven forbid, someone, how much is all that going to come to? Very clever.
Both on screen. EMPLOYER shows his annoyance.         FADE OUT to end frame. 4 EMPLOYEE But... 
EMPLOYER So what was the big rush? What was so important? 
EMPLOYEE You asked me to pick up your golf clubs for this afternoon. 
EMPLOYER Oh. You're a star! 
 SUPER: Logo etc. 5 EMPLOYER (VO) They're not damaged are they?