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Good practice submission

Initiative details

Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Our primary target is mainly the youngsters and young adults with ages 18 to 30 years old. However, the initiative goes way further by reaching out to all other drivers, and other relevant stakeholders such as authorities, several police branches and government authorities.

Organisation details

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
Accidents due to Drink Driving.
What are your objectives? 
Our objective is the promotion of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers and no consumption by drivers.

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Monday, 1 January, 2001
Name of action 

The "Designated Driver 100% Cool" is ANEBE’s (Portugal’s spirits association) most impacting action. In its 13th year in continuous existence, making it the oldest road safety campaign in the country, it has successfully overcome the enormous difficulty of communicating with young people, being visible and present in young people’s places of conviviality, without interfering and without restricting leisure time, promoting a change of behavior by conveying a credible but not paternalistic message.The significant share of voice, its 13 years legacy and annual initiatives gives the "Designated Driver 100% Cool" Campaign the recognition from the youngsters and the government institutions. It is the top of mind campaign when speaking about road safety initiatives.By overcoming the difficulty of communicating with the youngsters, we now want to preserve this channel, enrich it with content, enlarge the audience basis and seed the designated driver message in different generations.

Monday, 1 January, 2001
Name of action 

We’ve managed to assemble a large network of public and private organizations working together to saving lives this was an unexpected result. Police forces oil companies, clothes brands, office suppliers, etc.This in turn made the 100% Cool more aspirational and the message bearers more credible.


What has been the effect of the activities? 
The evaluation was since 2009 always performed internally. The data is obtained via the Police Forces and the teams who perform the 100% Cool brigades.
How have you shared information about your project and its results? 
Our target audience is impacted via different ways:Before going out: via the use of well know ambassadors, TV personalities, young actors who help spread the message in TV programs, facebook community, music, via the 100% Cool song, rewards, when young 100% Cool drivers claim them they inevitably talk about it.When they go out, and after they go out: using road safety police operations distributing awards to those with 0% alcohol and around night clubs using teams of young people to impact their peers with positive messages and breathe testing.- media, website, facebook page and other social media and in location through the Brigades and the Police forces. They educate young people about the importance of a designated driver who does not drink that night and takes the remaining friends safely to home.- Over the years Radio, TV, Cinema, Outdoors were also used.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
Internal evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
After the intervention
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
News hits, the audience, circulation and advertising equivalent value.
The evaluation process is based in the data thas is available for us in the EC and by the governament autorities. Data includes: The National Enquiry of Psicoactive Substances in Portugal, 2012; the 2013 Road Safety Report and the CARE Database / EC.
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Contacts made directly with young people explaining the 100% Cool program
Breathalyser tests carried out by the 100% Cool brigades and/or Police agents