Both the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) have upped their game. “Game”, in a manner of speaking. A few days ago, the two government agencies have inaugurated the country’s first Road Safety Interactive Center. If anything, it looks a lot like an arcade, but of course, it’s much more than that.
Country’s first Road Safety Interactive Center
On May 26, 2022, the LTO and DOTr showed off their latest effort in promoting driver education, and they did it with nothing less than state-of-the-art gadgetry.
Straight out of TimeZone (or Rino’s or Glico’s for the titos and titas in our audience), the modern facility features driving simulators that the public can use to practice their driving. By using virtual reality, the simulators bring a realistic driving experience for different modes of transportation like cars – in either manual or automatic transmissions – and even motorcycles.
But it’s not just the gamified experience that is focused on here.
There is a total of 10 different stations inside the Road Safety Interactive Center, and they are the: LTO Historical Timeline, LTO Artifacts, Road Safety Campaign, Edutainment Kiosk, Road Safety Inter-active Games, Virtual Roadality, LTO Online Mock Exam, Driving Simulators, Life Size Road Accident Diorama, and a 4D Mini Theater.
Trivia Games are also part of the whole experience. With it, goers can add to and gauge their actual knowledge of road safety by making them more familiar with road signs, warnings, and other regulatory signages. The Center aims to reach out to an audience of all ages. Particularly in the 4D theater, everyone can watch informative videos on child safety, teen driving, older drivers, pedestrian safety, vehicle theft prevention, and different types of public utility vehicles.
The Road Safety Interactive Center will be housed inside the LTO Main Central Office grounds in Quezon City. Albeit inaugurated, the DOTr asks the public to wait for further announcement when it will be fully opened for everyone.
“Ayan, dahil sa kakalaro mo iyan” just got a clear, solid justification, don’t you think?