There are many myths about driving, road safety and speeding.
In conjunction with the Motor Accident Commission, RiAus was joined by experts from the University of New South Wales, Monash University Accident Research Centre, and the Centre for Automotive Safety Research to examine some of the myths surrounding speed on the road and explain the science of speed.
Myths which were tackled included: the belief that small increases in speed do not increase risk of accident; that speed limits are arbitrarily chosen numbers; and that speed cameras are little more than revenue raisers. We learned how MAC comes up with its campaigns, and found out whether one driver can make a difference.
In this "mythbusting" style event we stripped away shock-tactics and examined common perceptions about speed and road safety with evidence collected by world leading road safety researchers.
Free Range Science is funded by the Victorian Government to bring science and scientists out of the lab and into the towns of regional Victoria. The program puts locals in touch with the people who research, design, create and use the science and technology that powers our lives.
RiAus brings science to people and people to science. It creates real and virtual spaces in which people can listen, talk and think about science in all its shapes and forms, and develop innovative and accessible ways of engaging the general community. It sets out to raise scientific awareness and the level of debate on critical issues around science and technology. RiAus strives to highlight the importance of science in everyday life.
RiAus brings science to people and people to science. It creates real and virtual spaces in which people can listen, talk and think about science in all its shapes and forms, and develop innovative and accessible ways of engaging the general commu...