MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT
European Road Safety Charter
Good Practice

Good practice submission

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Good practice submission

Organisation details

Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
Apart from health hazards, alcohol and drug consumption of youths and young adults represents a big problem - especially in road traffic. The number of accidents of young male and female novice drivers is – according to accident statistics of all European countries – above the average, although the number of road traffic accidents is decreasing annually. E.g. in Germany, the age group of 18 to 24 years causes about 25% of the accidents under the influence of alcoho and around 32% of the accidents under the influence of drugs, although they represent only 8% of the population. Road accidents are the main cause of death for young people.
What are your objectives? 
To reduce road accidents due to driving under influence

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Friday, 1 January, 2016
Name of action 

In the „PEER-Projekt an Fahrschulen“ young people (peers of the same age) meet learner drivers in driving schools during a 60 to 90 minutes long, additional unit in the framework of the theoretical driving school education and inform them about hazards of alcohol and drugs in road traffic. They also reflect own (and sometimes critical) consumption behaviour. Within these peer units peer educators and novice drivers together work out individual and practical strategies and rules in order to avoid drunk and/or drug driving when participating in road traffic. The project is currently implemented in 10 federal Laender in Germany and in 5 European Countries. In Germany we reach with this approach around 10.000 novice drivers in around 1.100 peer units in driving schools per year. In Germany around 200 peer educators are active to moderate such peer units in driving schools.

Date 
Sunday, 1 January, 2006 to Thursday, 12 January, 2006
Name of action 

Creation of a PEER drive clean handbook for planning, realising and conducting a peer education project for the prevention of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Evaluation

What has been the effect of the activities? 
The approach has been proven as effective due to evaluation results of a control-intervention-group study design
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? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring