28 August 2018
Victorian students will start their journey to becoming safe drivers well before they hit the road following the opening of a world-first road safety education complex at Melbourne Museum.
The $55 million Road to Zero Complex features world-leading immersive visual and digital technology designed to engage students on human vulnerability, the role of speed in crashes, the importance of safer vehicles and infrastructure, and ways to reduce personal risk.
Students will also work with state-of-the-art technology in the purpose built learning studios to complete practical tasks that link with health and science curriculums.
Students in years 9 and 10 will start visiting the Road to Zero in term four with 20,000 students expected to participate in the complex’s first year.
Young people are some of Victoria’s most vulnerable road users with people aged 18-25 making up 24 per cent of deaths on Victoria’s roads last year and 22 per cent of the people seriously injured.
The complex was developed by the Transport Accident Commission in partnership with Museums Victoria and was co-designed with road safety and teaching experts.