The A.PRO.S.I.R. association has been working for some time on projects aimed at preventing road accidents and increasing road safety, and will continue this non-profit mission over the next few years with initiatives both during the day and at night:
1. PREVENTION "BY DAY":
The idea is to provide a series of free psycho-educational activities (conferences, workshops, contact centres, recreational groups) for young people (aged 6 to over 30) with the aim of promoting "Healthy Recreation Respectful of the Values of Life" and therefore also preventing improper conduct with auto vehicles and road accidents. These psycho-educational activities (carried out by experts in relational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy and drug and alcohol abuse) will be held at the most common locations where young people gather (at church and school), and at a wider level in the towns and cities of residence.
2. PREVENTION "BY NIGHT" (INSIDE NIGHT CLUBS):
The "decompression room" is an instrument to prevent and deal with the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" and aims to educate young people both inside and outside discos and night clubs in the importance of healthy recreation and respect for the values of life.
The project envisages a staff of people trained in the role of educators in healthy recreation (staff of Steward & Hostess) who remain with young people while they are out from 7 pm to 6 in the morning, with the aim of:
o acting as a guide and offering support at potentially critical moments;
o making them aware of their psychological-physical condition;
o trying to persuade them not to drive if they aren't in a suitable condition to do so;
o promoting the philosophy of healthy recreation and respect for life in young people and night club staff.
The decompression room contains:
o a relaxation room and a room offering alternative therapy (music-therapy, colour-therapy, etc.) to help solve minor stress situations and put the person in the best possible condition for driving;
o instruments for measuring the level of alcohol (alcoltest), driving simulators and defibrillators;
o agreements with hotels to provide rooms to young people who are not in a fit condition to drive.
Collaborating bodies: Carabinieri, Police, Fire Brigade, Red Cross, Discothèque staff.
Training (conducted by A.Pro.SIR)
- Directed to the stewards and hostesses : about road safety, the ability to predict the risks associated with driving in any state of mental and physical impairment, communication skill, the culture of healthy entertainment, the use of the equipment of the decompression chamber, etc.
- Directed to the staff of local entertainment, bartenders, DJ, vocalist, cubist, waiters, valet, doorman, etc.: the culture of healthy fun, , road safety through the promotion of awareness of the risks associated with driving in any state of altered psycho-physical, capacity to raise awareness of mental changes related to the pounding music and alcohol abuse, lack of invigorating spaces, etc..
We will involve our members and 50 volunteers covered by insurance.
We'll get to hundreds of young people and thousands of families.
We expect to contribute to the reduction of road accidents and to help ensure that young people acquire the culture of healthy entertainment, knowledge and respect for true values of life, the ability to know his limits and to estimate the risks involved in any driving in altered mental and physical state.
We plan to attend dozens of events and major attraction for young people: at least 20 events per year but hopefully many more.