Actor’s challenging, uphill road

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Steve Bastoni’s often on call. He’s an actor and is ready to fit into a role at a director’s discretion.

But his job also has a lot to do with timing and he knows “hurrying is just not worth it, especially if you’re driving”.

Bastoni, pictured, has taken on the role of ambassador for next month’s Arthurs Seat Challenge, the 6.7 kilometre run/walk that raises money to spread the Fit to Drive program’s road safety message in schools throughout the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston.

“I’ve never been a participant before, but this year I’ll be giving it a red hot go, although it’s doubtful I’ll be breaking any records,” Bastoni said while filming on location in Geelong last Thursday.

“Being asked to be ambassador for the challenge is a good opportunity to get involved in something that’s certainly been on my radar for some time.”

The challenge has also been taken up by his basketball-mad children who are “keen to get involved”.

“Anything that lends a voice to making our roads safer is worthwhile,” Bastoni says.

“I remember being a P-plater and thinking I was bullet proof. Luckily, no one in my circle of friends lost their life, but I’m very aware of too many people driving too fast in residential areas.

“There’s really no time to be saved by speeding.

“The dangers of trying to get somewhere in hurry are just not worth it.”

For details about the Fit to Drive program go to www.f2d.com.au; to register for the Sunday 11 November Arthurs Seat Challenge www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 25 September 2018

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