New Road Safety Education Complex for young drivers
A world leading road safety education complex is being developed at Melbourne Museum as Victoria works to create a new generation of safe young drivers.
The complex will feature the latest visual and digital technology to show students and the wider community how Victoria is moving towards a future where every journey is a safe one.
It is a cornerstone of the Government’s $146 million Young Driver Safety Package, announced last year as part of the Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.
State-of-the-art immersive technologies, including virtual reality, will let Victorians get inside the state’s Towards Zero mission and understand their role within it.
The Transport Accident Commission’s world famous Graham sculpture will also have a presence in the complex, illustrating how vulnerable we are on the roads and how much we would have to change to survive even a low-speed impact.
The complex will also be open to the general public and host international road safety delegations when not in use by secondary students.
It will be complemented by curriculum that will let students take their learnings back into the classroom and a high-tech working space at the complex will let them explore Towards Zero in greater detail.
A regional outreach program is also being developed, bringing the experience to students across the state who can’t access the complex in central Melbourne.
The complex is on track to open in Term 3 next year, with more than 20,000 secondary students expected to visit in its first 12 months.