New Road Safety Education Complex for young drivers

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has partnered with the Victorian Government and Museums Victoria to create a world leading Road Safety Education Complex in the Melbourne Museum in Carlton.

Road crashes are one of the leading causes of death for young people aged 18 – 25; despite only making up 14% of all licensed drivers, they account for 21% of lives lost on Victorian roads. See more statistics here.

The Road Safety Education Complex will be a world first educational hub to help young people understand road safety and learn how they can help to reduce road trauma.

Innovative technology will be used to ensure that the experience for students is extremely engaging and will represent best practice road safety education. The exact content is still under development and we will be revealed later in 2017.

It will become the permanent home to Graham, Victoria’s world-famous sculpture depicting how humans might look if they had evolved to survive road crashes.

Students visiting TAC vulnerability sculpture Graham

More than 20,000 secondary students are expected to visit the complex in its first year. The complex will also be open to the general public and host international road safety delegations when not in use by secondary students.

A regional outreach program will also be developed to cater for students across the state who are unable to easily access the complex in central Melbourne.