European Road Safety Charter
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Good practice submission

Initiative details

Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Pupils of Greek high schools.
Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
Motorbike is the only vehicle approved by State to be driven by non adults. In other words, as society we welcome non-adults in the every-day traffic asking from them to be responsible as adult. In Greece – like in other Mediterranean countries – there is high percentage of young riders. It is true that there are many young riders who are riding illegally as they are younger than 16 years old. There is high percentage of accidents in which are involved young riders. Only after 2000s young riders (for the category AM) take exams under the responsibility of Ministry of Transport according the EU directives. Before that, they should take some substandard exams under the responsibility of police. It is a crucial issue the culture of safe riding especially from very early ages. We aim to impact positively to this culture change promoting the concepts of safety and freedom in general and through motorcycling, in the terms of the social activity of transporting. Our related activities have been running since 2012. We propose our activity as a a real example of a long-term action: We address to young people with POSITIVE message; until now all the messages about safe transporting are about fatal accidents and other negative messages. The fear seems to be the mean for safety promotion. We promote a POSITIVE message, related with respect and joy in the terms of a qualitative traffic culture in the terms of social activity of transporting. Our activities are based ONLY on volunteers who are related with the subject of the program; this makes STRONGER/TRUSTFUL the message. In other words, we provide an example for self-funded social projects affecting to a cultural change. Other related or not social associations can follow our example for developing their actions and participating to a general effort for social improvement.
What are your objectives? 
To inform young people via the action/program with title "I am happy motorcycling": an informative presentation to high schools pupils from 14-17 years old.
To improve and expant our activities in the terms of the “PRE-LICENCE SAFE ATTITUDE TRAINING” action of the Institution.
To promote and disseminate our activities, providing a good practice example.

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Monday, 9 January, 2012
Name of action 

The title of the action/program is: "I am happy motorcycling": an informative presentation to high schools pupils from 14-17 years old.This action aims to show to young people how we - motorcyclists - see the motorbike and to show the safe way we use it. We want to bring young people in touch with the concepts of safety and freedom through motorcycling, in the terms of the social activity of transporting. We show good practice derived from the real life as active motorcyclists. In other words, we aim to impact in the needed cultural change.The detailed activities required are:Submition of appilcation to the Greek Ministry of Education for program approval.Approval by the Ministry of Education.School directors invite the Institution.Volunteers - members of the institution visit schools and make the informative presentation "I am happy motorcycling".From the academic year 2018-2019,  the Institution will send via email a survey to the envovled teaching staff survey, asking them to evaluate the program and to make suggestion for improvement.Analysis by Motothesis special contributor of the survey data in annual basis for institutional improvement actions and for promotional purposes.The innovative character of our practice refers to:It is the only informative program about safety issued and motorcycle, approved by the Ministry of Education. Teaching staff invite us to their schools. Since 2012 more that 10000 pupils have been informed in a national basis by volunteers - members of the institution certificated as ROSPA- RoADAR ADVANCED RIDER.It is an action, from which the message about motorcycling comes from the motorcycles themselves.It is an action with POSITIVE message about the traffic safety and about the use of motorcycle and its advance/safe use.


What has been the effect of the activities? 
The evaluation methods are: A) Qualitative evaluation via survey. The data source is the involved teaching staff of the schools. Note: It is not freely allowed to survey pupils. The evaluation aims to identify the satisfaction regarding the content and the general impact of the presentation and to collect suggestions for improvement. b) Quantitative evaluation (academic annually) of the total amount of presentations in schools and pupils, examining the regional coverage.
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
Regural practice is during academic year we publish each activity in schools (avoiding to publish pictures of pupils) in social media and via our newsletter addressed to the motorcyclist community, to press and to the administrative units of Ministry of Education. In the end each academic year we send a full report of our activities in schools to the Ministry of Education applying for re-approval of our program. In addition, from the academic year 2018-2019 and then we shall publish the results of the evaluation survey to national and regional press, via our web site and social media.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
External evaluation
Internal evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
After the intervention
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Qualitative evaluation via survey
Quantitative evaluation via analysis of the total annual data