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About the Garda Code of Ethics

In 2019, the Garda Code of Ethics has been prepared by the Policing Authority based on nine Policing Principles established by the Garda Siochana Act 2005 (as amended in 2015) as follows:

  1. Duty to uphold the Law
  2. Honesty and Integrity
  3. Respect and Equality
  4. Authority and Responsibility
  5. Police Powers
  6. Information and Privacy
  7. Transparency and Communication
  8. Speaking Up and Reporting Wrongdoing
  9. Leadership

Based on my research of fatal road crashes which occurred since 1869 and which Gardai have investigated for 97 years since 1922 and I investigated for 30 of those years, it is my opinion that Gardai do not comply with these nine basic principles outlined. This situation is now further complicated as retired Gardai moved to the RSA as Research Managers and board members, while the RSA CEO and Police Service of Northern Ireland members became Garda Commissioner and Policing Authority representatives.

The Garda Commissioner Drew Harris having used the 1946 Highway Code stopping distances for 34 years now differs from his Deputy Commissioner John Twomey on stopping distances by 50m at 120 km/h, while the Transport Research Laboratory is the source of the 1946 Highway Code and 1981 TRRL1004 formulas.

I invite Harris and Twomey, as well as any rule maker worldwide to disprove my research discovery by demonstration while using VBOX, the world’s most accurate recorder of speed in time and distance.

See Driving ScoreCard Research and System 1 to 300 km/h 10 to 120 km/h and other research at;


Frank Cullinane