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Press Release - Road Fatalities 1869 - 2021 - Causes and Prevention – Frank Cullinane

Road Crashes resulting in death, injury and damage are investigated by Police for 152 years since 1869 and continue worldwide in 2021 as the UK Government owned Transport Research Laboratory TRL designed the Highway Code Stopping distances based on an incorrect formula introduced by Parliament on 31 07 1946.

The TRL stopping formula used for 75 years incorrectly allows drivers 0.67 seconds Reaction Time before applying the brakes, braking distances beyond emergency standard and for one-way roads only. I designed the Driving ScoreCard System based on VBOX measurements to prove my discovery, train and test or assess drivers…

The Driving ScoreCard System for 30, 60 and 120 km/h Compared with TRLs 1946 – 2021 Stopping Distances

Step 2

Drive Normally to

Each 10 km/h in 3 seconds

Step 3

Stop Normally

Is 3 times faster

Or Step 3

Brake in Emergency

Is 6 times faster

Highway Code and Rules of the Road Braking

To

Km/h

In Seconds

In Metres

In

Seconds

In

Metres

In Seconds

In

Metres

In

Metres

30

9

37

3

12

1.5

6

6

60

18

150

6

50

3

25

21

100

30

417

10

139

5

70

50

120

36

600

12

200

6

100

70


The Time and Distance required to prove my discovery on one and two-way roads is as follows:

  1. 30 km/h on a one-way road takes 12 seconds 49 metres or 12 seconds 98 metres two-way.
  2. 60 km/h on a one-way road takes 24 seconds 200 metres or 24 seconds 400 metres two-way.
  3. 100 km/h on a one-way road takes 40 seconds 556 metres or 40 seconds 1,112 metres two-way.
  4. 120 km/h on a one-way Motorway takes 48 seconds 800 metres 312m less than 100 km/h two-way.

I established the relationship between Acceleration and Braking with the use of VBOX the world’s most accurate recorder of speed in time and distance. When speed doubles the time required doubles, the distance required increases 4 times and two distances are required at the same time on two- way roads.

TRL is unable to locate the original stopping formula but added 4 more, referred me to their client the RSA, as did the Gardai and others. The RSA commissioned TRL who designed another formula, the Highway Code claims the stopping formula has passed into history and the EU promises Zero fatalities on the roads by 2050.

The Organisations or Representatives misled by TRL on stopping Distances include:

  1. The UK Government, owner of the Transport Research Laboratory TRL 1946 to 1996.
  2. Paul Campion CEO of TRL who replaced Rob Wallis on 01 07 2019 and misleads 1,000 clients
  3. Drew Harris, misled by TRL as a PSNI Officer and in 2021 the 18th Garda Commissioner misled by TRL.
  4. Anne Marie McMahon and Dr Shawna Coxon Deputy Commissioners DC replacing John Twomey DC.
  5. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission GSOC who investigates Garda car crashes
  6. Bob Collins Chair of the Policing Authority, responsible for Police Appointments.
  7. Helen McEntee Minister for Justice who replaced Charles Flannagan on 27 06 2020.
  8. Sam Waide Road Safety Authority RSA CEO who replaced Moyagh Murdock on 16 06 2020.
  9. Eamon Ryan Minister for Transport who replaced Shane Ross on 27 06 2020.
  10. Fotini Ioannidou Head of Road Safety, European Commission EC, DG Mobility and Transport.
  11. Adina-Ioana Vălean European Commissioner for Transport and President Ursula von der Leyen.

My research and correspondence with many of these organisations is outlined at drivingscorecard.com.

I request that the implementation of the Government Road Safety Strategy 2021 – 2030 and 2050, be delayed by the RSA until the decision of the Information Officer is delivered in approximately four months’ time.

  • It may be difficult for TRL to admit to their mistake, made while owned by the UK Government.

Frank Cullinane witnessed, investigated, and researched road crashes and their causes.

I invite rule makers worldwide to accept or disprove my findings by demonstration while using VBOX
VBOX is the world’s most accurate recorder of speed in time and distance
Frank Cullinane 30 03 2021 © drivingscorecard.com.

 

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