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AbstractThe possibilities afforded by new multimedia technology, combined with contemporary ideas about learning, have opened up new design opportunities for educational simulations. In particular, the use of sophisticated multimedia environments has made the design of experiential simulations, in which the learner plays an authentic role carrying out complex tasks, a much more tractable design task This paper describes the use of an educational simulation paradigm to represent multiple perspectives in a road safety context. We propose that the experienced gained in the implementation of these simulations will lead learners to a stronger understanding of the various factors that interact and contribute to the potential harm in road safety contexts. We also suggest that students will be more able to identify these factors in their own personal contexts and make decisions about modifying their behaviour to decrease any potential harm.