If humans were designed to survive a car crash we would be one ugly lot. The Transport Accident Commission of Victoria, Australia has created an interactive lifelike sculpture with features that might be present if we evolved to withstand the forces of a crash. Among the features is an enlarged skull, a flat fatty face and a rib cage with sacks that function like an airbag. TAC officials hope Graham – as the sculpture is known – will help people understand the importance of designing safer roadways. “Cars have evolved a lot faster than humans and Graham helps us understand why we need to improve every aspect of our roads system to protect ourselves from our own mistakes,” says TAC chief executive Joe Calafiore.
photos: Transport Accident Commission