STEER project, with support from an FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant, are establishing Keys Please Kiosks at local festivals and community events. Festival patrons will be encouraged to leave their keys at the Keys Please Kiosk and will be supported to celebrate responsibly throughout the Festival. Prior to returning their keys, Keys Please Kiosk volunteers will offer free breathtesting and transport information.
Regional areas, and the Byron Shire particularly, are disadvantaged by a lack of safe transport options. This results in many young people, particularly males, choosing unsafe transport options. In the 5 years from 2005-2010 there were 1,367 reported crashes in Byron Shire involving 17-20 year olds *.Behavioural factors for fatal crashes for young drivers aged 17-25 ** are 43% speed, 15% alcohol & 12% fatigueBackground
Keys Please Kiosks aim to positively influence driver behaviour by creating a person-to-person connection at the ‘coal face’ i.e. where choices about safe drinking and transport are made.
A Simple Plan
- encourage Drivers to hand over their keys as they arrive at an event, party and/or festival;
- support Drivers to celebrate safely by offering food, alcohol alternative drinks and information;
- encourage Drivers to “Blow Before You Go” and have a voluntary breathiest;
- offer Drivers safe transport information and resources so they choose a safe option home.
Keys Please Kiosks is a community initiative and relies on widespread community engagement to develop, evolve and succeed. Please contact Phil Preston to discuss Keys Please Kiosks and offer your support and suggestions.
- Phil Preston – STEER coordinator
- Mobile – 0414 809 330
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org