Road To Zero: Road Safety Education Experience

Learning areas:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12

Road to Zero is a world first education centre providing students with an engaging and personalised learning experience.  Developed by the TAC in partnership with Melbourne Museum, the Road to Zero program has been designed to address the Victorian Curriculum learning areas. The program is designed for Years 9, 10 and VCAL students.

Road to Zero is delivered in two parts, with a total duration of approximately two hours. An education visit to Road to Zero comprises two experiences: an immersive and exploratory exhibitionshowcasing the latest in multi-sensory interactive technologies, and curriculum-linked programs in the purpose-built Learning Studio.

Students will undertake one of two curriculum-aligned education programs:

Health & Physical Education (Years 9 and 10):  Getting the Message

In small groups, students use a range of information sources to explore research on road safety behaviours of 14-17 year olds.  They use their findings to create a brief video campaign reinforcing positive road usage amongst their target audience.

Science – Physical Science and Science Inquiry:  Road to Zero Physics Challenge  

A virtual reality physics experiment lets students explore the impacts of speed and friction on stopping distances. Students then apply their learning to a real-world problem by designing a safe road system.

Road to Zero draws upon decades of TAC research and pedagogical practice, and is co-created with practicing teachers. Part of the Victorian Government’s Towards Zero vision, it aims to reduce road trauma in pre-learner drivers by building knowledge and awareness that will empower young road users to make safe decisions.