REAL LIFE

This is Graham – and he is here to teach you about road safety.

This grotesque scultpure says a lot about the danger we face every day on the roads.
Transport Accident Commission of Victoria

As cars get faster the forces our bodies are hit with in an accident get greater and greater. At the same time, our chances of survival drop dramatically.


The Victorian Transport Accident Commission have collaborated with a leading surgeon, crash expert, and an artist to show just how vulnerable we are when driving on the road.


The result? The creepy Frankenstein-monster known simply as “Graham”.

Front on view of Graham.
(Credit: Transport Accident Commission of Victoria)

Graham’s large, fat face protects his fragile nose, eyes, and ears from impact. He lacks a neck and so can’t experience whiplash and concussions. His long, hoof-life feet enable him to jump out the way of oncoming vehicles, and his knees move in all directions to prevent breaks. Even the extra nipples on his chest are meant to provide extra cushioning.

Graham's legs are designed ot help him leap out of the way.
(Credit: Transport Accident Commission of Victoria)

“Graham is an educational tool that will serve the community for years to come as a reminder of why we need to develop a safer road system that will protect us when things go wrong,” TAC chief executive officer Joe Calafiore said.

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